A Stanmore man is thrilled with the success of his most recent debut film which was screened and nominated for an award at a prestigious film festival at Pinewood Studios recently.
Filmmaker, Yad Deen, wrote and produced the award winning Carga which has also been acquired by Sony Pictures for domestic distribution.
His short but dazzling career in the industry has seen his film, which is a short action thriller based in Iraq, win awards around the world including America, Scotland, England and Europe.
Speaking to the magazine, he said: “It’s a bit of a surreal feeling to be honest. Since working on the film, to our world premier being screened in a theatre in LA, to winning a number of awards – it is rewarding because the amount of effort everyone on the film as put in.”
After moving to Iraq in 2013, Yad visited an abandoned cigarette factory and saw an opportunity – seven months later, he and his team were filming Cargo with the factory being the main location in the film.
His attention-grabbing short film focusses on a young Spanish documentarian who along with her boyfriend headed to Iraq to investigate the dark secrets of an abandoned cigarette factory.
Yad’s travels in Iraq also saw him work on a number of highly rated documentaries including Hunting ISIS and on documentaries on refugees and the crisis in the middle east at the hands of ISIS.
Picture courtesy of Yad Deen