Originally graduated with a degree in Physics and Electronics from the American University in Cairo in 1994, Tamer Ezzat started as an actor on the stage of Wallace Theatre performing lead roles in plays by Alfred Farag, Tawfik Al-Hakim and Eugene Eunesco. He worked as a film editor on films by famed directors such as Youssef Chahine (Silence, We're Rolling) and Yousry Nasrallah (On Boys, Girls and the Veil). He also pursued a diploma in film directing at the New York Film Academy (NYFA). His directing credits include the documentary Everything Is Gonna Be Alright! That screened at many festivals and won the prestigious State Encouragement Award in 2004, the film The Place I Call Home, which was officially selected at more than 13 festivals and received four awards, and his writing and directorial debut The Ring Road that premiered at the Cairo International Film Festival 2010.