Mohammed Hammad is a film director, producer, editor, music composer and experimental filmmaker currently based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia after having spent over 30 years living in London, Paris, Dubai, and NYC.
With a career spanning over 15 years in the film and TV production industry, Hammad has had the pleasure of working at MTV Arabia, MBC, DMI, and most recently as creative director at Saudi's pioneering 3-day international electronic music festival MDLBEAST.
Besides his traditional and commercial film work, Hammad has made a name for himself in the Saudi art-world having been commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, ATHR gallery, Noor Riyadh, as well as The Saudi Art Council to create memorable and emotionally driven audio-visual immersive art films that focus on the experience of navigating his western upbringing while maintaining being rooted in his cultural origins.
His narrative short drama Precious - a drama about domestic violence has screened at Vancouver International Film Festival while his short American Arithmetic which highlights the plight of the Native American experience in modern day America has screened at NYC's prestigious Anthology Film Archives among other noteworthy film festivals.
His latest musical comedy horror experimental genre mash-up "Yallah, Yallah Beenah!" has been exhibited at the '22 edition of the Saudi Art Council's 21,39 show entitled Amakin, showcasing at Ithra museum as well as the Red Sea International Film Festival '22.