CV  

Career Summary

Working in the film, TV and entertainment industry, professionally, since 2005 in Los Angeles, CA. Then moved back to Saudi Arabia in 2010 and has been playing an important role in the Saudi Cinema movement. His credits include 7 feature length films and many award winning shorts and docs along with excessive experience in corporate videos and digital communication. 

 

Education

  Bachelors of Arts in Radio TV & Film California State University Fullerton, USA 2006

  Associate Diploma in Computer Programing Alalamiah Institute, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2001

 

Languages

Fluent Arabic and English; Spoken German; Basic Spanish.

  Career Highlights  
 

  • 2006 Completed 1st feature length documentary, titled Saudis in America

  • 2008 Directed live US Nationwide concerts tour for international artiest Outlandish

  • 2008 A Father Taken won Audience Choice Award at Newport Beach Film Festival.

  • 2010 Served as a 1st AD / Editor on the award winning feature film Three Veils.

  • 2010 Directed the award wining DHL / Manchester United Cup Tour Riyadh Video.

  • 2011 Where R U? won best Arab Short film at the Doha-Tribeca Film Festival.

  • 2011 A Night to Remember won 3rd Place Best Documentary at Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

  • 2012 Served as Local Producer for a VICE Production titled Saudi Arabian Women Unveiled

  • 2014 Directed and Produced content for the inauguration of King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.

  • 2015 Competed in the MBC TV show Through Saudi Eyes (بعيون سعودية) hosted by Nasser Alqasabi.

  • 2015 Got promoted to Dad.

  • 2016 Directed the feature length Documentary, Journey of Discovery featuring Astronaut Prince Sultan bin Salman.

  • 2016 Creative Producer on a Ramadan Travel Show for Rotana Khalijiah titled Road Trip Europe 2.

  • 2016 Journey of Discovery won Best Documentary at The Riyadh Film Competition 

  • 2017 Directed and Produced Saudi Aramco's Official Saudi National Day Film.

  • 2017 God's Little Gift wins Best Short Film at the King Fahad Special Needs Festival. 

  • 2018 The Wedding Dress nominated for Best Short Film at the Arabian Cinema Awards, aka Arabic Oscars, in Cairo. 

  • 2018 Selected to be part of the Saudi delegation at the Berlin Film Festival.

  • 2019 Produced Aramco’s Board of Directors Promotional Video, The moment is now.  

  • 2019 Rules of the Game reaches over 20 festivals with 4 global Awards.

  • 2020 Produced a live interactive, audience participation feature film, Yajuj: Curse of Iram.

  • 2021 Guest Speaker about “Immersive & Interactive Cinema” at Cinema Build KSA Conference.

  • 2021 Nominated for the Global Media Maker Fellowship and residency.

Workshops
Line Producing & Production Management 

Production Design Essentials Creative 

The Producers Course 

Knowledge Management Essentials 

Effective Communication 

Screenwriting Workshop 

Project Management Essentials 

Executive Presentations 

Speaking with Impact 

Fostering Effective Comm 

Communicating for Results 

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Creative Media Skills Institute

Creative Media Skills Institute

British Film Institute / Saudi Film Authority 

Saudi Aramco Leadership Center 

Saudi Aramco Leadership Center

Film Independent / Saudi Film Authority

Saudi Aramco Leadership Center

Saudi Aramco Leadership Center

Saudi Aramco Leadership Center

Saudi Aramco Leadership Center

Saudi Aramco Leadership Center

Saudi Aramco Leadership Center

Jun 2021

Jun 2021

Apr 2021

Jul 2019

Jun 2019

Aug 2018

Nov 2018

Jul 2018

Dec 2017

Nov 2015

Oct 2015

May 2014

  Work Experience  
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Aramco

Job Title:  Production Director II

Date: January 2014 - current

Location:  Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Producing and Directing high level content used for public relations, awareness campaigns, events coverage, TV and social media content. 

Al Hoty Group

Job Title:  Production Editor

Date:  February 2013 - January 2014

Location:  Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

Working as a contracted employee at Saudi Aramco’s Media Production Division, a full-fledged production house and home of two FM stations. Work includes editing, directing and producing in-house productions.

7th Dream Films

Job Title:  Senior Producer

Date: May 2012 - February 2013

Location:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Running day-to-day operations. Scheduling and budgeting for shoots. Overseeing multiple productions of films and documentaries for TV, social media and film festivals.

Al-Farouk Group

Job Title:  Head of Productions

Date:  April 2009 - April 2012

Location:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
 

Running day-to-day operations. Overseeing multiple productions from concept to delivery, such as TV shows, films, online content, documentaries, corporate videos and live events.

MAS Media Foundation

Job Title:  Content Producer

Date: February 2008 - March 2009

Location:  Anhiem, CA

 

Coordinating and producing on-line content, PSAs, as well as, overseeing media and video coverage for nationwide convention and exhibitions. Conducting nationwide production workshops for youth.

Zahra Pictures

Job Title:  Director / Editor

Date:  July 2005 - February 2008

Location:  Anhiem, CA

 

Started as an intern, then assistant to producer Ahmad Zahra and finally director and editor for in-house production and working with distribution and acquisition.

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Titan Communications

Job Title:  Audio & Video Technician

Date:  September 2004 – July 2005

Location:  Fullerton, California

 

Operating TV station equipment, cameras and lights. Working as a Director and Technical Director on in-studio shoots. Directing news segments and multi-camera shoots. Mentoring and assisting Film and broadcast students using the facility.

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Al-Akhbar USA Newspaper

Job Title:  Assistant to Editor-in-chief

Date:  September 2003 – September 2004

Location:  Burbank (LA), California

 

Supporting Editor-in-chief in designing and creating content for newspapers both print and online. As well as covering local Arab-American events and marketing the newspaper.

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PC Zone Computers

Job Title:  Computer Technician

Date:  March 1999 – June 2001

Location:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Co-Founder and incharge of Sales, customer services, computer maintenance (hardware and software), as well as coding and developing websites.

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SADMTC

Job Title:  Coordinator

Date:  Fall 1995 – June 2001

Location:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Started as an after school office boy. Then promoted to tele-marketing, door-to-door marketing as well as training coordinator. Finally, working as a computer maintenance officer, as well as IT and web developer.