Documentary / Development Funding
A full length documentary about the life and times of the first Arab movie star Omar Sharif, the hundreds of characters he played, in film and in real life, via glitz, glamour and gambling, playboy ideals and post-colonial ideas, through the changing political landscapes of Egypt and Hollywood, the east and the west, local and global waves of nationalism and religious extremism – all reflected on and in Omar’s enigmatic persona, all questioning his inconceivable destiny; once the most famous Egyptians outside of Egypt, now suppressed from the Egyptian consciousness.
Mark Lotfy, Alexandrian filmmaker and producer from Egypt, whose work includes officially selected feature films, short films, documentaries and visual arts in international festivals like Berlinale, São Paulo, Karlovy Vary and Dubai film festivals among others. Lotfy is the founder of the production house Fig Leaf Studios.
Sigrid Helleday, Swedish producer based in Stockholm. Sigrid’s first fiction feature as main producer gained great recognition, premiering in Competition at Berlinale 2018. Her experiences include several international fiction & documentary co-productions with countries as the US, UK, France, Holland & Egypt.