Other Work

Where We Live | director

An intimate portrait of an Iraqi refugee family trying to create a new home for themselves, with the memories of their war-torn homeland still fresh in their minds.

  • 35th Cleveland International Film Festival
  • 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
  • 26th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Market
  • 14th RiverRun International Film Festival, Best Student Documentary Short
  • 10th LACMA’s Young Directors Night
  • 4th Gulf Film Festival
  • 1st World Refugee Day San Diego

Hometown Baghdad | producer

An online web series about life in Baghdad. It tells the stories of three young Iraqis struggling to survive during the war.

  • Three 2008 Webby Film and Television Awards
  • Premio Rossellini 2007
  • Aired on National Geographic and Sundance Channel

The World Is Big And There's Room For A Lad Like You | director

  • 24th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Market
  • 12ème Nuit du court de Lausanne

Cigarette Break | director

  • 54th San Sebastian International Film Festival


  • 2012 ASC Heritage Award candidate
  • 2007 Berlinale Talent
  • 2007 Berlin Today Award finalist
  • 2010 M.F.A. in Film and Television Production from University of Southern California with full scholarship
  • 2007 B.Sc. in Information and Communication Engineering from University of Baghdad
  • 2005 Australian Film Institute Awards nominee for Best Sound in a Non-Fiction