MAD Celeb — the expertise administration subsidiary of the pan-Arab movie and TV firm MAD Options — has signed Tunisian actor and author Majd Mastoura, French Lebanese actor Isabelle Zighondi, and Saudi actor, producer and director Amawri Ezayah to the roster of its MAD Rising Celeb unit, and visible artist, producer and DOP Mostafa El Kashef, who shall be becoming a member of MAD Crew Celeb.
Mastoura is greatest identified for his work on Mohamed Ben Attia’s “Hedi” — for which he acquired a Silver Bear for greatest actor from the Berlin Movie Competition, making him the first-ever Arab actor to obtain the award — and Léonor Serraille’s “Mom and Son,” which world premiered in Competitors on the Cannes Movie Competition.
His most up-to-date venture is Ben Attia’s surreal Tunisian drama characteristic “Behind the Mountains,” which world premiered within the Horizons Part of this yr’s Venice Movie Competition and is holding its Arab area premiere on the Pink Sea Movie Competition.
Zighondi is greatest identified for starring in Chloé Mazlo’s “Sous le Ciel d’Alice,” which premiered on the 2020 Cannes Movie Competition’s Critics’ Week; Joanna Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige’s “Reminiscence Field,” which premiered on the 2021 Berlinale; and Elie Khalifé’s “State of Agitation.”
Her most up-to-date venture is Egyptian director Mohamed Samir’s authentic sequence “Dahab” for streaming service Shahid, during which she co-stars with Nour Al Ghandour and Ahmed Shoaib.
Ezayah has labored on a number of performs, the newest of that are “I’m the Star” and “The Reunion,” which had been staged a number of occasions this yr.
He additionally starred within the Netflix sequence “Crashing Eid” and headlined theatrical talkshow “The Pink Curtain Present.”
Rounding out the brand new signees is El Kashef, who’s greatest identified for his debut characteristic, “19 B,” which earned him the perfect creative contribution award on the 2022 Cairo Movie Competition.
El Kashef labored on a sequence of quick movies, together with “I Promise You Paradise,” which world premiered at Cannes’ Critics’ Week, the place it gained the Valbonne’s Viewers Award and Rail d’Or for greatest quick movie.
His most up-to-date venture, “The Village Subsequent to Paradise,” is a Somali feature-length movie by director Mo Harawe, which simply gained a post-production prize on the Atlas Workshops of the Marrakech Movie Competition.
They be a part of a lineup of greater than 60 actors, administrators, producers and different off-camera expertise that boasts the likes of Yousra, Emmy Award nominee Menna Shalaby, “The Furnace” star Ahmed Malek, director of Marvel’s “Moon Knight” Mohamed Diab, editor Ahmed Hafez and composer Hesham Nazih.