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.
- Writer, Director, Producer, Cultural/Language Advisor, and a SAG-AFTRA Actor
- Los Angeles & San Francisco, CA
2004 - Present
- Nuanced Films
Nuanced Films, 2004 – Present
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.
Sleeping on Stones – A Feature Film, 2012
Producer & Publicist
Machsom – An AFI Thesis Film, 2012
Actor, Casting Director, and Cultural Advisor/Consultant
Darkest – A Music Video/Short Story, 2012
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,
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.