Raed Alsemari, who hails from Riyadh and New York, is currently pursuing his Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. His journey into the world of film began on the sets of Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’, where he worked as a casting associate in Amman, Jordan. Following this, he dedicated a year to the production of a short-form comedy in Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with Telfaz11.
Set in an affluent suburb of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the film follows Dunya on the day of her graduation party. Hours before her esteemed guests arrive, all the domestic help take off - fed up with "Madame" Dunya's antics. Aided only by her two sidekicks, can Dunya throw a flawless fete and protect her hard-earned social status?
Sundance Film Festival, United States of America (USA)
Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
Palm Springs International ShortFest, United States of America (USA)
Sara Balghonaim , Sarah Altaweel , Rahaf
Olivier Theurillat , Raed Alsemari