Sherif Nakhla

Sherif Nakhla is an Egyptian director and producer who was born in Boston and raised in the US before returning to Egypt, where he graduated from the American University in Cairo with a double major in theater and mass communication.
He then worked for Al-Ahram Weekly, writing for the culture section as well as producing and directing plays such as Moliere's DON JUAN, which launched the 2003 Theater Festival at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and Eugene Ionesco's THE LESSON at El Sawy Culture Wheel.
In 2005, Nakhla left the newspaper and spent a two-year stint in advertising with Tarek Nour Communications before becoming a Sauvé Scholar at McGill University in 2007.
His first work after graduation was a short film called MIRACULUM (2006) discussing the taboo topic of a Muslim/Christian teenage love story — an issue that is deliberately left out of the country’s public discourse.
The film went on to screen in more than 25 international film festivals, winning three awards, including the Best Sociopolitical Film at the New York Independent International Film Festival.
Nakhla is currently in the process of making his first feature film.