Maha Al-Saati is a filmmaker interested in women’s stories in the Arab World. She is an alum of the TIFF Filmmaker Lab 2020, TIFF Writers’ Studio 2021, and received the Share Her Journey Award 2020/2021. Her shorts include “Hair: The Story of Grass” (2018), an official selection of Fantastic Fest 2018 and Slamdance 2019 and has won her The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) residency 2021. Her feature project “Hajj to Disney” was developed with the Red Sea Lodge and TorinoFilmLab 2019, and won development awards from El-Gouna Film Festival 2020 and Red Sea Fund 2022.
Set in 1987, a young black Saudi man attempts to impress a girl by mimicking the music video of Crown, an iconic singer from that time.
Red Sea International Film Festival, Saudi Arabia
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Rotterdam Arab Film Festival, Netherlands
Abdulaziz Al Tuwaijri
Motasem Nasser , Sarah Taibah , Hatoon Al Refaie
Maha Al-Saati , Motasem Nasser
Sultan Rabea , Maha Al-Saati
Abdulmalik Zubailah , Yury Revich , Ali Abdul Kareem , Abdullah Aldhamen