Launch of new project: Odysseus Film Collaboration!
I'm very, very excited to share with you news of the next film project. Colleagues of mine from Faisal Goes Westand I are experimenting with a new way... Read more
Faisal Goes West releases to Vimeo
It's here! In the midst of a memorable journey, Faisal Goes Westreleases tonight at midnight in east coast America (Saturday morning in many parts of the world) for online... Read more
FGW to tour U.S. 2013-14; Online release 16 Nov!
Exciting news on the Faisal end!
Faisal Goes Westhas been selected by the African Film Festival New York to join seven other films on a U.S./Puerto Rico tour which... Read more
Dallas premiere at the Angelika; Official Selection at San Antonio Film Festival
The hometown premiere is here!
Faisal Goes West will screen at the Angelika Dallas on Sunday, June 23rd at 1:30pm. This is a one-time event and a great chance to... Read more
African premiere at Casablanca Short Film Festival
Following a delightful hometown screening and discussion at "Migration Week" at The Modern in Fort Worth, Texas, we've got another bit of exciting news. Faisal Goes Westwill... Read more
Greetings FGW comrades,
Our buddy Faisal is coming home to North Texas next Tuesday, May 28th, for a 7pm screening and discussion at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.... Read more
FGW wins "Best in Show" at Texas Independent Film Festival; Gold at Worldfest Houston
Pop the karkadé, it's time to celebrate!
Here's the big news: Faisal Goes Westtook the top honor of "Best in Show" in late April at the Texas Independent Film... Read more
U.S. premiere - Kansas City FilmFest
Greetings Faisal fans, followers and collaborators,
Wow, what an exciting spring!
We were delighted to hold our U.S. premiere mid-April at the Kansas City FilmFest, in lead actor Ramey Dawoud's... Read more
London a success, Faisal to screen in Berlin
Greetings Faisal fans!
So excited to share that Faisal Goes West was met by a sold-out audiencefor its screening at the London Short Film Festival this past month! It... Read more
Next stop: London
Greetings Faisal friends,
Tickets are limited but still available for the screening of Faisal Goes Westthis coming Saturday as part of the London Short Film Festival. We'll be spending... Read more
Oddisee to be featured on Faisal Goes West soundtrack
A little mind-blown today--I am thrilled to announce to that respected artist and friend Amir Mohamed a.k.a. Oddisee will have a track on Faisal Goes West for its London premiere!... Read more
"No Kingdom," the Faisal theme song
Ramey Dawoud first heard about Faisal Goes Weston Facebook in November 2011 when Mosno al-Moseeki posted a link to the project's Kickstarter fundraiser. A recording musician, Ramey contacted me... Read more
Wintry mornings bring warming news: India and UK premieres up next!
When Faisal Goes Westpremiered in Milan two weeks ago, many of the Faisal team were in Washington, D.C., celebrating alongside lead actor Ramey Dawoud, in town as the headlining... Read more
Fasial Goes West to premiere in Milan
Kickstarter backers, friends, family,
You were among the first to believe in Faisal Goes West, and now you're the first to know: Faisal Goes Westis set for a... Read more
New video interview with FGW musician Mosno al-Moseeki!
Riots, burning, and strife got you down? Hopefully our boy Mosno al-Moseeki can cheer you up! Here's a new interview--fresh out of the editing room--where Mosno talks about what it... Read more
Faisal + Final Cut + Film Festivals
Greetings friends, family, fans of Faisal.
You supported us through a momentous production in January 2012 and saw us through a successful post-production fundraiser on IndieGoGo this past May--it's time... Read more
What are the 39 steps?
I guess Hitchcock never really told us.
However, there are only 39 days remaining to raise the $15,000 that will allow us to complete Faisal Goes Westand take it... Read more
Faisal Goes to London
Some members of the Faisal team (I'm one of them) will be presenting in London this Saturday.
We'll be showing a speak peek scene from the film and... Read more
You believed. We shot the film.
Greetings friends (a friend to Faisal is a friend to us),
Pardon the silence--we were busy making a movie.
Thanks to the generosity and vision of you, our... Read more
Green-lit, pre-production is underway
Our Dallas team is deep into preparations for production in January. Meanwhile, we are working on a way for people who did not have the chance to back through Kickstarter... Read more
The film will be made.
Overwhelmed with joy for all who have come together to join the passion and vision of Faisal Goes West, I am thrilled--jumping--to announce that we have passed the $15,000... Read more
The Midnight Oil
Our Dallas team will gather tonight on a downtown rooftop to count down--and hopefully celebrate--the conclusion of Faisal's Kickstarter project.
Big announcementat the bottom. But first, a few... Read more
Two days left to unite American and Sudanese independent cinema.
More and more people are showing their support for Faisalas the Kickstarter deadline nears. Word has spread in ways that I have never imagined, pledging has taken off, and... Read more
Making the movie happen
A special thanks to all of our backers thus far. I am both humbled and thrilled for your commitment to the film. Know that your early pledges are crucial in... Read more