Mohammed Hammad is a filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He recently moved back to his hometown during the socio-economic developments of Vision 2030 after having spent over 30 years living in London, Paris, Dubai, and NYC.
With a background in painting and music production, Mohammed discovered filmmaking during his formative years in Paris and fell in love with the process of combining visual and sonic mediums in the form of storytelling through an immersive audio-visual experience.
Over the 14 years he has spent in the TV and film production industry from starting as a production assistant to eventually directing, writing, producing and editing, Mohammed has worked with clients such as National Geographic, McDonald's, Lexus, Mobily, MBC Group, Dubai Media, Abu Dhabi TV, and Domino's Pizza, and MTV Arabia to name a few.
His short films tackle social injustice. His first PSA Words Matter commissioned by Al Waleed Philanthropies was an aggressive and realistic take about the harms of cyber-bullying on impressionable teens. He later went on to direct American Arithmetic which highlights police brutality among the Native American population. He followed these up with Precious, a Vancouver Film Festival 2018 official selection which spoke about domestic violence and the negative effects of social reputation on young married couples.
Besides his traditional film work, Mohammed has made a name for himself in the art world through his experimental art films #INFINTESINCE83 and Remember Me. Both films were met with high praise upon premiering in some of Saudi's established art galleries.
As a product of a 3rd culture kid upbringing, Mohammed's work continues to examine his cultural heritage through exploring themes that thread together the collective human experience.