General info
310-882-1142 office
SAG-AFTRA
Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA
To be part of a creative team/project that aims to enlighten, inspire and entertain, while using my diverse background, professional experience, talent, cultural/language expertise, and management skills.
Experience
Los Angeles & San Francisco, CA
2004 - Present
Writer, Director, Producer, Cultural/Language Advisor, and a SAG-AFTRA Actor
Nuanced Films
Nuanced Films, 2004 – Present
Principal
Write, Direct, Produce, Executive Produce, and Manage Unit Production. Also, interview and cast talent and crew, as well as oversee production planning, scheduling and budgeting using spreadsheets.

Filmography:

Sleeping on Stones – A Feature Film, 2012
Producer & Publicist
http://www.indiegogo.com/sleepingonstones.

Machsom – An AFI Thesis Film, 2012
Actor, Casting Director, and Cultural Advisor/Consultant
http://www.machsomfilm.com/MachsomFilm/home.html.

Darkest – A Music Video/Short Story, 2012
Actor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YTiAs1S504.

Pound for Pound, 2010-2011
AD, Associate Producer, UPM, and Casting Director
A modern day film noir where a femme fatale meets her fate and made to offer the ultimate gift of life to just a few of her own victims who had lost limbs and lives to her lust for power.

Think Again, 2009
Writer, Director, Producer, Executive Producer, Casting & Art Director, Script Supervisor, and UPM
A short film about a contemporary actor frustrated with stereotypical portrayals in Hollywood
*Top Finalist, 60 Seconds Spot, Link TV film contest: “One Nation, Many Voices.” http://www.linktv.org/onenation/films/view/470.

We, the People, 2009
Lead Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, Executive Producer, Casting & Art Director, Script Supervisor, and UPM
A short film about a student’s chance encounter with a burnt-out First Iraq War Veteran cabbie on the morning of September 11, and their surprise meeting two years later. http://www.linktv.org/onenation/films/view/471.

Bassem is Trying, 2007
Producer and UPM
A comedy about a hapless Arab-American man trying too hard to fit in and be accepted as a nice, cool, and a hip dude.
*Winner, 60 Seconds Spot, Link TV film contest: “One Nation, Many Voices.” http://www.linktv.org/onenation2007/films/view/158.

Kareem vs. Karachi, An AFI Thesis Film, 2007
Assistant Art Director: Calligraphy and Graffiti Artist,
Cultural/Language Advisor
A tale of a 10 year old boy growing up and coming to terms with violent back drop of the city.

The Lesson Plan – A USC Thesis Film, 2008
AD, ADP, Associate Producer, & UPM
A comedic short about a nutty film professor.

Urban Debris & Fall From the Grace – Two CSUN Thesis Films, 2006
Actor & PA

Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Homeless in Harvard Square – A Student Short, 2006
Writer, Director, DP, UPM, Producer, Executive Producer, & Editor
A documentary about a homeless man living across the street from Harvard University.

This IS Where I Live – A One Man Show Production, 2005
Lead Actor, Writer, Director, DP, UPM, Producer, Executive Producer, & Editor
A short film about a non-stereotypical homeless man with a passion for reading.