Faisal On Film



Conversations with filmmakers and storytellers from the Emirates about their background, influences, creative process and outlook on the growing industry.Hosted by UAE-based filmmaker Faisal Hashmi.Inquiries - faisal@faisalhashmi.com


  • 4. Filmmaking Beyond Borders w/ Jac Mulder

    28/09/2017 Duration: 48min

    In this episode, filmmaker and commercial director Jac Mulder talks about his experience shooting two feature films in Dubai and South Africa, his journey and frustrations with the UAE filmmaking scene. Special thanks to Kane Rodrigues for recording and mixing the episode. Links: My short film Skipped - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGS48Kcax5k Bordering on Bad Behavior Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjdocEYUgz0

  • 3. From AD to Director w/ George Trummler

    13/06/2017 Duration: 01h01min

    Faisal Hashmi speaks to South African filmmaker George Trummler talks about working as an assistant director in Dubai and on Hollywood films, transitioning to becoming a filmmaker, and how to survive 48 Hour Film Project. Short Film Links: The Pillow Case - https://vimeo.com/86905648 Dead Weight - https://vimeo.com/88094835 No Cuts No Glory - https://vimeo.com/99448055

  • 2. Animal Instincts w/ Nayla Al Khaja

    27/04/2017 Duration: 36min

    Faisal Hashmi speaks to Emirati filmmaker and founder of Scene Club Nayla Al Khaja as she talks about her boundary-pushing short films, being a woman filmmaker in the region, and how she balances creativity with commercial work. Short Film Links: Arabana - https://vimeo.com/14136112 Once - https://vimeo.com/58880890 Malal (Trailer) - https://vimeo.com/58909379

  • 1. A Worthy Struggle w/ Ali F. Mostafa

    23/02/2017 Duration: 01h18min

    When you think Emirati cinema, there's no one that comes to mind quicker than Ali F. Mosafa (City of Life, From A to B). For our first episode, Faisal Hashmi chats with the filmmaker about his background, film school experience, breaking into the industry, four year struggle making City of Life and his new film The Worthy. Links: City of Life (Trailer) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3m3I7iMnvw From A to B (Trailer) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9isXiK3jwU The Worthy (Trailer) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r77gt1gIHNU