Khalid EL-Jelailati

Khalid EL-Jelailati

Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Johannesburg, South Africa

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January 2015
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About Khalid

Khalid is the founder and Executive Director & Producer of Image State Films a motion picture, television and digital production studio which is pioneering a new model for indie filmmaking in Africa and the Mena regions. Producing high quality micro budget film, television and digital content.

With years of experience as a Director, Screenwriter and Producer on short, medium and long form productions. Khalid has developed an authentic filmic style, shaped by his love for classic and independent cinema.

Having been raised between two cultures, that of an Arabesque Lebanon and a Spirited South Africa. He leverages the experiences in these environments to inform his strong visual identity - which is dynamic, traditional and uniquely emotive.


  • Oh, Wait

    Oh, Wait (2015)
    Film Director


    COFFEE (2015)
    Film (short) by SYCORAX MEDIA Director / Writer / Producer A story of a man that realizes his vocation and his cultural upbringing are intertwined.


    ALEXIA (2015)
    Film by SYCORAX MEDIA Director / Writer / Producer The film Alexia, tells the story of Alexia, a young woman who is readying for tremendous changes in her life, with the help of Willamina her enigmatic therapist. Alexia goes through trail by fire when she meets Donald, a man who unbeknownst to Alexia is married. Alexia risks it all in pursuit of love.

  • Oh,Wait.

    Oh,Wait. (2014)
    Film (short) by SYCORAX MEDIA (Comedy) Director / Writer / Producer A short film that was scripted, shot and edited in 2 days. It's a story of a man who struggles to deal with a hate that is eating him up inside.

  • 82

    82 (2012)
    Film (short) by SYCORAX MEDIA Director / Writer / Producer A story of how a man loses everything while taking everything away from someone else.

  • Aya


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