#Deema (2016)


Synopsis

A Syrian woman reunites with her Lebanese childhood friend when he immigrates to Canada. 
Their love is rekindled meanwhile the Arab Spring blossoms in Lebanon. 
However, a pain comes back to haunt her.

A quiet rain hides the loudest storms.

Runtime: 12:30 min

Trailer

Alia  
(Short Film/ 2015)


Accolades:

+ Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Winner: Best Short Film, National Student Film Competition (Rencontres PanCanadiennes du Cinéma Etudiant), Montreal (2015)
TIFF: Canada's Top Ten Film Festival, Runner-Up: Best Student Short Film (2016)
+ Starfish Student Art Award, 2015
+ Permanent Art Collection, NSCAD University (2015)

Festival Screenings:

                     + TIFF: Canada's Top Ten Film Festival  - TORONTO, Canada - January 8-17, 2016
                     + TIFF SeeTheNorth Festival Circuit (Montreal. Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Halifax - Canada) - January 10-May 10, 2016
                     + Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (WINNER Best Student Short) - MONTREAL, Canada - October 15-17. 2015
                     + Beirut International Film Festival - BEIRUT, Lebanon - October 8-16, 2015
                     + Atlantic Film Festival - HALIFAX, Canada - September 17-24, 2015
                     + interFILM Berlin Festival - BERLIN, Germany - November 15-21, 2015
                     + Creative Nova Scotia Arts Awards Gala - HALIFAX, Canada - November 7, 2015
                     + Victoria Film Festival - VICTORIA, Canada - February 5-14, 2016
                     + Arab Film Festival - SAN DIEGO, USA - November 20-22, 2015
                     + Arab Film Festival - SAN FRANSISCO, USA - October 16-25, 2015
                     + Qabila Film Festival - CAIRO, Egypt - October 8-10, 2015
                     + Arab Film Festival - LOS ANGELES, USA - November 13-15, 2015
                     + Halifax Independent Filmmakers' Festival - HALIFAX, Canada - June 10-13, 2015
                     + Mayworks Festival - HALIFAX, Canada - May 10, 2016

Synopsis
Haunted by the memory of civil war, an old Lebanese man revisits the last few moments 
of a fateful bus ride that leads up to the murder of his beloved. 

Runtime: 5:23 min

A Visual Interpretation of Select Poems by Sana Gemayel
(Work in Progress)



A series of loops based on the poems of Arabic poet, Sana Gemayel.

Work in Progress:
Final product is a poetry book with screenshots of the loops,
as well as an installation piece at the Anna Leonowens Gallery (Halifax) in September 2015.


Dogs in Exercise (2015)




A short matte painting exercise.

Runtime: 1:08min


Exploration of Body: Erotic/Grotesque (2014)



Installation piece at the NSCAD University Studio, December 2014.
A collaboration with Yalitsa Riden.

Runtime: 03:45



All The Other Shaves  (Short Film/ 2012)



This short pays hommage to Martin Scorcese's "The Big Shave ('67)" which critiqued America's involvement in the Vietnam War. 
This recreation highlights the other 13 American-led wars since 1967.
This is my first short film.

Runtime: 2:58min