Marwan Hamed

Marwan Hamed is a prominent Egyptian filmmaker who possesses an extensively auspicious repertoire that extends over 20 years of experience in producing and directing films, in addition to directing over 300 commercials, TV drama series, and music videos.
Marwan’s debut feature, THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING (2006) was the most expensive film made in the history of Egyptian cinema at the time, and it screened at some of the world's most prestigious film festivals, winning numerous awards.
In 2014, Marwan directed THE BLUE ELEPHANT, which reaped several awards at many film festivals, and in 2019, he directed the film’s second installment — BLUE ELEPHANT: DARK WHISPERS. The film dominated the box office, becoming the highest-grossing film in Egyptian history at the time.
His latest film, KIRA & EL GEN — which was written by Ahmed Mourad — is a historical drama set in the 1920s.
The film, which is based on Mourad's best-selling book 1919, made more than EGP 110m, making it the current highest-grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema.