Director’s Bio

Gehad Abdel Nasser Ahmed Dia EL Din is an Egyptian filmmaker who has gained extensive experience behind the camera directing TV commercials, documentaries and corporate videos for many reputable companies across the region. He then went on to direct several short films and public awareness messages.

Gehad was born in 1985 and raised in a family with artistic inclinations. He inherited his talent for drawing from his parents who were fine- arts graduates, but he credits his love for movies to his grand-father, the late Ahmed Diaa el Din who was one of Egypt’s most influential directors back in its golden era. Moreover, Gehad also found motivation in his uncle, the renowned filmmaker Karim Diaa El Din whose critically acclaimed body of work includes such hits as  ”El Marakby” and “Ismailia rayeh gai”, the film that established what would later be known as ‘youth cinema’ in Egypt.

As a graduate of animation art and filmmaking, Gehad was able to utilize his knowledge of animation into his work, combining two of his greatest passions. He enjoys mixing realistic imagery with visual effects, and blending animation with live action performance to produce a distinctive and personal visual language.

Set on a establishing himself as a filmmaker, Gehad featured his first animated short film “JIHAD” in 2006, followed by his graduation project “HOLLOW INSIDE” in 2007, which received the golden award for best animated film at the National Festival of Egyptian cinema.

Gehad now runs “El Dia film production” which was founded in the 60‘s by his late grandfather. His mission is to demonstrate the relationship between film form and aesthetic effect through a series of thought-provoking and creative projects.


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