Humaid Al Suwaidi
Born in Abu Dhabi, Humaid Alsuwaidi is an Emirati director and producer. After working in a traditional office job for a few years, he enrolled in the New York Film Academy in 2010. Upon graduating, he worked on a number of short films, both on set and in post-production. Abdullah (2015), his directorial debut, had its premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival. Alsuwaidi started his own production house ‘1893 Productions’ that specializes in making independent feature films and also aims to expand to making TV commercials. Alsuwaidi’s film Abdullah (2015) marks the launch of the company. Alsuwaidi aims to follow the style of his idol Francis Ford Coppola to create a family-like filmmaking environment of creative minds in order to tell unique stories.