I’m getting personal on this post because I want to let you in on some news. In 2014, I’m directing my feature film and it’s called Namour.
I’ve been looking for financing producers for quite a while now and it’s been a difficult process, most of which has to deal with investors wanting to change the tone and genre of the film to turn it into a more ‘palatable’ Arab representation. They’d like the film to be framed as an immigrant family piece (as well as a couple of other familiar genres — you can read about that here) instead of the subtle, mood piece that I’ve written it to be.
Their comments convinced me that the only way to make my film the way I wanted to make it would be through truly independent means, which is whyI’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise a portion of the funds myself — and I need your help.
Help me prove those producers wrong. Let’s send the message that there is an audience for well-told, unique stories that feature people of color in dynamic and non-stereotypical roles. I will only receive the funds from this campaign if I reach my Kickstarter goal. So any amount you can give will get me that much closer to my goal.
I created my tumblr to talk about the films that I love and the writers, directors and cinematographers who create them. Thanks to this blog I’ve discovered the wonderful camaraderie that exists around these films. It’s been a perfect surprise.
Thank you for following along and for reading.