Djamel Bennecib

Djamel Bennecib

L.A. France™ Productions
Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Translator

Paris, France

Member Since:
April 2016
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About Djamel

Who is Djamel Bennecib? I ask myself this question all the time. Let’s give this a try

I was born and raised in Flers de l’Orne, Normandie to a French mother from Normandie who grew up an orphan with a love of Hollywood and a dream of moving to America. My father is North-African, Algerian by birth from Tunisian parents. When he was just 16, he decided that, for better or for worse, France should be his new home. Somehow my Dad found himself in Normandie of all places, where he soon met my extraordinary mother in the early 1970s.

On the very day Bob Marley died; I was born. I’ve spent most of my adult life between Paris and Los Angeles. Am I French, Arabic or have I been Americanized? Am I a catholic, a Muslim, a puritan Protestant or a spiritual being who simply believes in self-development? Or am I a man who’s living out his mother’s childhood dreams of Hollywood?

Who am I? Where do I belong? Just like my characters, I’m still working on it. My writing is just like my life: not 100% drama, not 100% comedy, not 100% French, not – well you get the picture.

I’m turning 40 as we speak and being a writer has been my life’s purpose since middle school. So, what have I been doing all this time? Making a few bucks working as a script reader, writing coverage and development notes, I’ve been a lecturer in screenwriting, and worked as a translator for television and film. I’ve worked in dubbing and subtitles, never far from a screenplay, but at the same time, never close enough. Put simply; I’ve spent my life working on other peoples’ stories. And as rewarding as that can be at times, I’ve had enough. I’m done feeling like an impostor and ready to dive in. It’s time for me to tell my own story.

Credits

  • Me You Madness

    Me You Madness (2021)
    Film Additional Crew

  • Below Zero

    Below Zero (2021)
    Film Additional Crew

  • Asphalt Burning

    Asphalt Burning (2020)
    Film Additional Crew

  • Simply Black

    Simply Black (2020)
    Film Additional Crew

  • Whispers

    Whispers (2020)
    TV Series Additional Crew

  • Curon

    Curon (2020)
    TV Series Additional Crew

  • Summertime

    Summertime (2020)
    TV Series Additional Crew

  • The Eddy

    The Eddy (2020)
    TV Mini Miscellaneous Crew

  • Vongozero: The Outbreak

    Vongozero: The Outbreak (2019)
    TV Series Additional Crew

  • Shaft

    Shaft (2019)
    Film Additional Crew

  • An Easy Girl

    An Easy Girl (2019)
    Film Additional Crew

  • Women of the Night

    Women of the Night (2019)
    TV Series Miscellaneous Crew

  • The Trial

    The Trial (2019)
    TV Series Additional Crew

  • Mortel

    Mortel (2019)
    TV Series Miscellaneous Crew

  • The Hookup Plan

    The Hookup Plan (2018 - 2019)
    TV Series Additional Crew

  • Jinn

    Jinn (2019)
    TV Series Miscellaneous Crew

  • Drug Squad: Costa del Sol

    Drug Squad: Costa del Sol (2019)
    TV Series Miscellaneous Crew

  • School Life

    School Life (2019)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Let's Dance

    Let's Dance (2019)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Black Spot

    Black Spot (2017 - 2019)
    TV Series Miscellaneous Crew

  • The Prodigy

    The Prodigy (2019)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • For the love of hate

    For the love of hate (2018)
    Film Writer

  • The Mire

    The Mire (2018)
    TV Series Additional Crew

  • Hotel Artemis

    Hotel Artemis (2018)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • The Looming Tower

    The Looming Tower (2018)
    TV Mini Miscellaneous Crew

  • The Yard

    The Yard (2018)
    TV Series Miscellaneous Crew

  • Dogs in the Wood

    Dogs in the Wood (2017)
    Film Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Unit 42

    Unit 42 (2017)
    TV Series Additional Crew

  • Pottersville

    Pottersville (2017)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • The Escape

    The Escape (2017)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Ignofear

    Ignofear (2016)
    Film Editor

  • Ménestrel

    Ménestrel (2016)
    Film Cinematographer

  • I Will Crush You and Go to Hell

    I Will Crush You and Go to Hell (2016)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • I'll Be Home for Christmas

    I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016)
    TV Movie Miscellaneous Crew

  • Chuck

    Chuck (2016)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Prevenge

    Prevenge (2016)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Kamen Rider Amazons

    Kamen Rider Amazons (2016)
    TV Mini Miscellaneous Crew

  • Another Evil

    Another Evil (2016)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • 99 Homes

    99 Homes (2014)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • The Rewrite

    The Rewrite (2014)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • The Viking

    The Viking (2013)
    Film (Short and Crime) Director The gruesome murder of a young immigrant stuns an otherwise peaceful town. The incident forces the detective to shift an investigation into a higher gear to catch a suspect.

  • L'Oracle d'Eléa

    L'Oracle d'Eléa (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Fantasy and Romance) Writer Just as Elea gives up hope on finding her true soul mate, an encounter with an extraordinary oracle leads her down a new path towards a fateful meeting with the charming prince of her dreams...

  • P.S. Je te hais

    P.S. Je te hais (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer Upon returning home from a business trip, a young yuppie, Simon, discovers some devastating break-up notes left for him by his girlfriend, Elea.

  • Seized

    Seized (2008)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Director The rise and fall of two ambitious doctors struggling with the motive of empowering their own personal fame and vanity.

  • Senior Skip Day

    Senior Skip Day (2008)
    Video (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew When Adam accidentally gives up the location for the senior skip day party to his school's principal, he offers up his house as a new location. But for it to be a success, he needs to get his senior class to his house and stop the principal from crashing the party. Written by Anonymous

  • The Magic Yarmulka

    The Magic Yarmulka (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director Momo, one-third Muslim, falls in love with Rebecca Shvitz (Jewish American) based on a picture he encounters. Momo's best pal, David Benssoussan, also Jewish but with French origins, gives him a box that holds a magic yarmulka, stolen from his father's house. "The Natives say whoever wears the magic yarmulka gets any girl he desires." Momo struggles to beat the odds of being none Jewish, and therefore decides to change himself to anything Rebecca desires even if it means converting. David's father Pierre Benssoussan, on the other hand, is not thrilled with the pilfering of the magic yarmulka and is hell bent on getting it back because if he doesn't, his dead mother Nicolette Benssoussan will rise from her slumber six feet below. Rebecca's Grandma Shvitz has her own agenda about what she is going to do as soon as the yarmulka is returned. The magic yarmulka brings together six amazing different human beings all in the pursuit of love, money, and to remain dead. Maybe it really is ... Written by Eshoei, Benton

  • So Far, So Good

    So Far, So Good (2006)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer From lowly grocery store clerk to drug addict -- Niles Triggs finds himself on the brink of a lost paradise and a death-marked path to salvation.

  • A New Wave

    A New Wave (2006)
    Film (Action and Crime) On-Set Production Assistant/Actor A bank teller and his friends plan a flashy, movie-inspired bank robbery that involves underground gun deals, ski masks, bowling bags, and expensive suits. But when the inside man begins to have second thoughts about committing the crime, their friendship is put on the line and their plan spirals out of control. Now he must choose between selling out... or cashing in. Written by Anonymous

  • Twist of Fate

    Twist of Fate (2005)
    Film (Short, Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Writer Waking with a hangover, a young man discovers some unusual cuts on his face and neck. News of a late night murder then causes him to question what he might have done the previous night.

  • Un aperçu du bonheur

    Un aperçu du bonheur (2003)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Director The amorous tensions between two young gay women struggling to catch just a glimpse of happiness.

  • The Great L.A. Pretenders

    The Great L.A. Pretenders
    Film Writer

  • The Break

    The Break
    TV Series Writer

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