Rare picture of me teaching at the University of Colorado Boulder on how to direct actors in film. (picture by Geoff Marslett)
A film-in-progress with Usilia Warood.
The Muslim Meme and Baghdad, Iowa will play at the YallaPunk fest with City of Djinn. More info: YallaPunk is an annual gathering of Arab, Persian, MENA, etc. intersectional creatives.
Muffin I made this short movie over 18 years ago on a cold winter night in Chicago. I convinced a good friend to buy me a Sony 3-chip mini-digital
Watch my short film The Flowering. Shot on Super 8mm film and a little bit of analog video. This film just premiered at the 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival.
Welcome to Baghdad, Iowa will have its Canadian premiere at the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival for the 90 seconds film program.
[NOTE: This is auto translated from the original review in Italian from horrorestremo.altervista.org] Here is SOAK, the first work of the volcanic Iraqi director and artist Usama Alshaibi known, best
My one minute short film Welcome to Baghdad, Iowa will be premiering at the Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Film Festival Texas. Very happy to play there again!
My short film The Flowering will have its World Premiere at the 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival. Starring Madeleine Ours and Daniel Peaslee, with original music written and composed by Micah Bezold, puppeteer and
Strepsata and I discuss the many issues with cultural appropriation. Is it ever okay to take from another culture that is not yours? We examine many examples like bellydancing, musician