A selection of my work as a Writer/Director.

SAHAR (2014)

Writer/Director: Alexander Farah
Producer: Alireza Taale

Nadim recounts the night his sister came home at four in the morning and disappeared shortly after. "This is a riveting and revealing domestic drama that foregoes moralizing as it examines a pressing contemporary issue" (tiff.net). Read more: shortoftheweek.com/2015/07/01/sahar/

Awards & Nominations: Best Director, Best Actor, Vancouver Short Film Festival 2014, Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton Film Festival 2015, Nominated for 5 Leo Awards: Best Short Drama, Best Direction, Best Picture Editing, Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama, Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama

Screenings: Toronto International Film Festival 2014 | Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2014 | Vancouver Short Film Festival 2014 | Whistler Film Festival 2014 | Telefilm Paris' Canadian Cultural Centre Short N' Sweet 2015 | Australia Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2015 | Yorkton Film Festival 2015 | Reel Health International Short Film Festival 2015 | Cinephilia's Filmmakers to Watch Series 2015-2016 (Middle East & North Africa) | MOOOV Film Festival (Bruges & Turnout) | Short Screens Series, "Girls on Top" (Brussels) | Cellu l'art Short Film Festival (Germany)

 

XX by MISSY D ft. KIMMORTAL (2017)

Co-Directors, Co-Producers, Co-Editors: Alexander Farah & Lawrence Le Lam
Producer: Lu Zhang

A young female rapper establishes herself among a traditionally male-dominated rap/hip-hop scene. As a tribute to minorities, the video celebrates strength, resilience and equality across all walks of life. Check out the accompanying gallery on instagram @xxthemusicvideo to read about everyone involved.

Awards: Best Music Video - BC, Storyhive Music Video Edition - 2017

Screenings: The Celluloid Social Club - September 2017

 

SIDES.PDF (2015)

Written/Directed and Produced by Alexander Farah

Some unexpected news threatens to derail Hannah's self-tape audition. The first of a triptych entitled EXTENSIONS. 
Room Tone.wav and Dailies.mov are currently in development.

Online Premiere: Short of the Week