Some of the most memorable moments of my life happened at the crossroads of voices and ears in a conversation, where a tense conflict turned into a beautiful understanding.
Filmmaking allows me to share stories about the world and the really cool people who inhabit it. I get to start conversations with strangers and learn about the world from their side of things.
I'm a 21-year-old advertising student at Drake University in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa. I've been telling stories through video ever since I got my hands on an 8mm camcorder when I was 12. I'm a first generation Arab American, and my mom makes a mean maqluba.
I specialize in telling natural stories.
I believe that a good story comes from the heart. It's not told with intense effects, cheesy acting, or bulky equipment. It's told with real people doing real things in the real world.