I AM A CINEMATOGRAPHER BASED IN NEW YORK CITY.
MY JOURNEY WITH IMAGE-MAKING BEGAN AT UNIVERSITY, WHERE I STUDIED PAINTING. I THEN SPENT SEVERAL YEARS DOING COMMERCIAL, CONCEPTUAL AND FINE ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY, BEFORE VENTURING IN 2010 TO CINEMATOGRAPHY. I HAVE SINCE THEN WORKED WITH SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT FEATURE FILM AND ADVERTISING DIRECTORS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. MY WORK INCLUDES AWARD-WINING FEATURE FILMS THAT HAVE BEEN BEEN SCREENED AT MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS INCLUDING CANNES, TORONTO AND LONDON.
Name: Tarek Hefny
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Best Boy Grip, Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Colorist, Director of Photography, Gaffer/lighting Technician, Grip and Key Grip
Film (Short, Adventure, Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer When the simple task of going to the beach seems nearly impossible, 25 year old Yasser and his two high school friends are stuck in the middle of nowhere. Forced by the silence of the daily curfew to confront themselves and one another.
Film (Horror) Cinematographer Walid, a video blogger, returns to his Egyptian countryside home to document and investigate strange happenings that have been disturbing his family since the death of his father.
Film (Mystery and Thriller) Cinematographer An Egyptian gangster, El Ott, divorced his wife, Salma, and left the family soon after his daughter, Amina, was mysteriously kidnapped and lost in Cairo. El Ott discovers that Fathi, a human and organ trafficking monster boss, has recently kidnapped street children from his neighborhood, in order to sell their organs. Written by Zad
Film (Drama) Cinematographer This unique black and white film is a psychological drama about an Egyptian production designer named Maha. The film takes an unnerving turn when she finds herself transported into a completely different persona-a married housewife. This original piece remarkably captures the loneliness faced by some sufferers of mental illness, as well as the challenges faced by their loved ones. Filmmaker Ahmad Abdalla (Rags and Tatters, LFF 2013) fashions a beautiful tribute to the golden era of 1940s and 1950s Egyptian cinema. Abdalla shows plenty of aesthetic invention that has rightly seen him hailed as the leader of the critically acclaimed new independent Egyptian cinema. Written by new century production
Farsh w Ghata
Film (Biography and Drama) Cinematographer In one of the most extraordinary nights in the history of Egypt, the prisons were suddenly opened, leaving thousands of prisoners wandering the desert. Among them was one man trying to find his way in a city that is rapidly changing for good. Written by The Writer
Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer In a working class suburb of Cairo, Egypt, where lives are intertwined and everybody knows each other's business, thirteen year old Fingo wants to hang lights in his street for Ramadan. Many in his neighborhood try to dissuade him, or say it's not possible. This makes him more determined, but he only has two days, and the obstacles he faces seem insurmountable. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy, Drama, Music and Musical) Cinematographer Khaled returns from USA to his mother's funeral at his hometown: Alexandria, Egypt. He decides to make it a fresh new start even if it meant mending his first love story yet it proved a horrific failure. Khaled clashed big time with a changing more conservative Alexandria but He also stumbles upon fresh youth struggling for their under-ground music bands, art and ideas. in the middle of all the confusion, Will it ever all makes sense at the end? A question for the youth and the city to answer. Written by Ihab Shawky
Film (Drama) Special effects This film takes place during one night in the quiet neighborhood of Heliopolis in Cairo. The films jumps between the stories of six people. While a soldier stands on guard and a hotel receptionists disappears in her imaginary life in Paris, a couple is hunting for an apartment, Ibrahim is researching minorities, and Hany is preparing to migrate to Canada. None of them will achieve what they intended to achieve today. The day will be repeated almost identically tomorrow. Written by Writer
new york film academy
maine media workshops
faculty of ine arts