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thats a wrap on color correction, with our awesome colorist Dalia Mosa’ad, of my upcoming spanish short Sal y Limón at FilmLight in Los Angeles.

the final step, sound and then you, the viewers :)

after 10 months of editing, we finally picture locked on the spanish short SAL Y LIMON

a journey through the subconscious of a past love.

This was the last project i shot on 35mm, and hopefully won’t be the last…

currently we are doing sound design/mixing, color correction in the next few weeks.

Also, finished a beautiful music track on the oud by the wonderful academy award winning composer of “west bank story,” Yuval ron 

the film will hit the festival circuit and will screen in Los Angeles later in 2012, so be sure to check back :)

an episode that I shot and directed from the series DEATH WILL TREMBLE, written by Aaron Keene. 

to see more episodes, visit OHDARK30: http://vimeo.com/user1044819


Festival Takes Place October 6 - 8

October 2nd,  2011   Malibu, CA—The organizers  announced the acclaimed African film [ALAMBAMENTO] will be screening at the 12th annual Malibu International Film Festival, which takes place Saturday - October 8th @ 9:00pm, with a number of other outsanding shorts, at the beautiful Malibu Lumberyard located at:

3939 Cross Creek Rd - Malibu, CA 90265 

synopsis:  On the way delivering the dowry for his fiancé in Luanda, Matias has an unexpected accident in front of her place that turns his joyous day into an absolute nightmare.

This short film, set in the city of Luanda, tells the story of a man with the ‘simple’ dream of trying to stay with the person he loves. In this town, where chaos and peace, beauty and ugliness, corruption and honor meet, Matias will have to do whatever it takes to get what he wants.


PRODUCER: Hassan Said


EDITOR: Greg Whitlow

ART DIRECTOR: Tchiyna Matos

MUSIC: Paulo Flores

CAST: Correia Adão, Marieta Cabuço

tickets are available to purchase online: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3939325

or you can call ticketweb: (866) 468-3399

Come out, bring friends, enjoy a great night of movies at a splendid venue, we need your support .

for more info about the film and making of the film, please visit ALAMBAMENTO (http://www.alambamento.com)

the next screening will be at the prestigious VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL on October 12th and 13th, see you soon Canada.

the film has received a number of honors that include:

• Winner at Luanda International Film Festival

• Winner at the GSP film festival

•Official selection at Festival Itinerante de Língua Portuguesa

(FESTin) 2011

• Official Selection at Tenerife International Film Festival

• Official Selection at HollyShorts film festival

• Official Selection at Rwanda Film Festival

• Official Selection at Cinema by the bay Film Festival - San Francisco Film Society.

• Official Selection at Pan African Film Festival.

• Official Selection at Black Harvest film festival

• Official Selection at Capalbio Cinema International Film Festival

• Official Selection at Molise Cinema Film Festival

For additional details, tickets and the complete MALIBU INT. FILM FESTIVAL program, please visit www.malibufilmfestival.com

stills from my upcoming film Sal y Limón 

(click on image to enlarge)

MUTE - A film by Hassan Said

Oliver, a retired single parent, comes home from the store to find his autistic daughter, Ana, brutally abused. Taking matters into his own hands, the father sets off on a hunt to reap his revenge.

In the end, my main goal was to tell a story that would not shy from brutal imagery, not try to limit itself with predictable character resolutions, not follow a typical film-act structure, and psychologically push the characters to limitless extents.

"The unsettling cinematography, the non-linear editing, and the emotionally driven performances all played off to me as a beautiful harmonic symphony.
A film that is powerful from its story to its final sound mix. Everything worked together really wel and concluded a story that I will never forget.”

Written and Directed by Hassan Said
Produced by Ryan Lough and Hassan Said
Edited by Greg Whitlow
Cinematography by Jordan Ashton Danlez
Production Design by Olivia Hill
Sound Designer/Mixing by Matt Wood

Daniel Higgins, Vanessa Donley, Jesse Mueller.

WINNER of the Jury Award for Best Editing at the Big Easy Film Festival.
WINNER of the German Independence Award for Best foreign language short film at the Oldenburgh International Film Festival
WINNER of the Award of Merit for Short film and Direction - The Accolade Film Awards
Official Selection - Queens Film Festival
Official Selection - Independents’ film festival
Official Selection - Jersey Shore Film Festival
Official Selection - ReelHeart International Film Festival
Official Selection - San Antonio Film Festival
Official Selection - Indie Fest USA
Official Selection - Atlanta Underground Film Festival.

for more info, please visit : mutethemovie.com