Nimer Rashed, Director

Nimer Rashed

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Website: www.nimer.co.uk

Languages spoken: English

Baghdad Express

  • Drama
  • English
  • 11 minutes
  • 2008

Maya dreams about going to fashion school while working at her father's Arabic restaurant in London. But when forced to decide, which will come first: her father or her dream?

Selected by: The Film Network

  • Nimer Rashed

    Director

    Nimer Rashed

  • Nimer Rashed

    Writer

    Nimer Rashed

  • Georgie Weedon & Rose Wicksteed

    Producer

    Georgie Weedon & Rose Wicksteed

  • Richard Smither

    Editor

    Richard Smither

  • Stuart Biddlecombe

    Director of Photography

    Stuart Biddlecombe

  • Theo Green

    Sound Recordist

    Theo Green

  • Anna Rice

    Music

    Anna Rice

  • Tim Dickel

    Production Designer

    Tim Dickel

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    Maya

    Georgina Leonidas

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    Nawaf

    Nayef Rashed

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    Talal

    Riz Ahmed

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    Interviewer

    Elizabeth Garvie

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    Louise

    Erin Wilson

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    Jake

    Philip James Booth

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    Maya's mother

    Alice Brickwood

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    Young Maya

    Ingrid Biggs

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    Awarded:

    Winner, Gold Remi Award, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, Houston, USA, 2009

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    Festival:

    BFI London Film Festival

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    Festival:

    London Short Film Festival

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    Festival:

    Wood Green International Film Festival, London, 2009

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    Festival:

    Nashville Film Festival, Nashville, USA, 2009

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    Festival:

    East End Film Festival

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    Festival:

    Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, USA, 2009

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    Festival:

    Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany, 2009

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    Festival:

    Canary Wharf Film Festival, London, 2009

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    Festival:

    New Orleans Film Festival, New Orleans, USA, 2009

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Biography

My latest short film TOUCH won the Grand Prize at the Virgin Media Shorts awards (jurors included Shane Meadows, David Tennant, and film critic James King).Previous shorts include the Film Council-funded BAGHDAD EXPRESS which played at festivals worldwide, THE MARIONETTE'S DREAM (shortlisted for the Sundance London Short Film Competition) and the award-winning DEREK: THE LAST FLAMINGO.TV scripts include THE DUMPING GROUND (BBC) and THE GREAT MCGINTY (winner of the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award at the International Emmy Awards). I am currently working on a new short film with assistance from the BFI, and is also making promotional videos for the Royal Court and Young Vic theatres via my company Largo Films.

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