Hani Saqr

Hani Saqr

Freelancer

Filmmaker and producer in New York City, New York

About Hani

Hani Saqr, An independent Filmmaker/Producer
One of the pioneers whom started the independent movement in Cairo, Egypt, 2008.
Hold more than 13 years of Filmmaking experience, recently wrote, directed & Co-Produced his 1st short film in NYC.

Started his career at 2002, as an audio Director/Production Manager at Disney office Cairo, at the year 2006 started to work on Documentaries & TV shows, 2008 started the independent movement to release one of the first independent films in Cairo, Heliopolis-2009.

Moved to Dubai late 2009, to work as producer at MTV Arabia, then joining Imagination Abu Dhabi to work on the big production 'Sea Shadow'

Meanwhile, going back-forth to Cairo to establish his own production house 'Mashrou' the independent filmmakers initiative, to release 'Microphone and Rags & Tatters'

Late 2013 Hani had been moved to NYC, to join some short films as Assistant director, and recently working on his 1st short as screen writer, director & Co-producer.


Name: Hani Saqr

Lives in: New York City, New York

Company: Freelancer

Occupation: Filmmaker and Producer

Credits

  • Farsh w Ghata

    Farsh w Ghata (2013)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Producer 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

  • Sea Shadow

    Sea Shadow (2011)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Mansoor, a 16 year-old teenager, living in a coastal "freej" (an Emirati neighborhood), has strong feelings for 16 year-old girl Kaltham. But culture and tradition, as well as family hardship, make it difficult for him to express his feelings. A conversation with his "know-it-all" friend convinces him that a gift is the best way to express love, and so, he begins to look for ways to save money for the gift without arousing the suspicion of his family and friends. Written by Anonymous

  • Microphone

    Microphone (2010)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Music and Musical) Producer 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

  • Green Signal

    Green Signal (2010)
    Video (Short and Drama) Production manager Two extremes in a very short trip.

  • Heliopolis

    Heliopolis (2009)
    Film (Drama) Production manager 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

Awards

  • Rags & Tatters - Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival - Won Golden Antigone
    (2013)

  • Microphone - Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur - Won Special Jury Mention
    (2011)

  • Microphone - Istanbul International Film Festival - Won Golden Tulip Best Film
    (2011)

  • Microphone - Cairo International Film Festival- Won Best Arabic Film
    (2010)

  • Microphone - Carthage Film Festival - Won Best Film
    (2010)

  • Microphone - Dubai International Film Festival - Won Best Editor
    (2010)

  • Heliopolis - Cairo International Film Festival - Won Special Mention
    (2009)

  • Heliopolis - Madbakh Awards - Won Madbakh Awards (Toronto)
    (2009)

Education

  • BA Sociology Department, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University – 2004.

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