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Motion / Film / Gaming Craft

Meshal AlJaser

Filmmaker

Los Angeles, USA

AlJaser was born 1995 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He began his filmmaking career in 2012 when he was 17. Cinema had been banned in the Kingdom for 80 years. To showcase his films, AlJaser depended on YouTube. He wrote and directed films on his channel “FOLAIM”, which collectively has 80 million views. He also wrote for Telfaz, another comedy YouTube channel. On Telfaz he wrote on “KHAMBALA” which gained 200 million views and directed and wrote on “LA YAKTHAR” and “TMSA7LY” which gained 400 million views. In 2016, Saudi Arabia started its cinema industry and removed the ban on theaters. AlJaser was chosen to represent the government’s new industry with his film “Is Sumyati Going To Hell?” and premiered in Paramount Studios and the Ace Theater. In 2020, the film was bought by Netlflix. In 2016, AlJaser won The First Prize Qumrah Award for best short film out of 22 thousand contestants with “Under Concrete“. In 2018 Aljaser created a pilot for a TV series “Another Planet” which was sold for SBC channel and funded for 30 episodes. His latest film, “Arabian Alien”, was an official selection in Sundance 2020 in the American narrative competition. It also won Atlanta Film Festival as best narrative film and screened at Palm Springs Film Festival. In 2020, AlJaser graduated with BFA in screenwriting.

 

 

 

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