The Director of the Movie

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Mohammed Ahed Bensouda

Email : bensoudafilms@gmail.com

 

Web sites : www.lesfilms7.com

Movie by the same Director : Story of a Mchaouchi Wrestler

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Sole Director and Producer of Films Production Company 7. SARL

Between 1985 and 2003, a journey through the business image in film and television, as Actor, Assistant Director, Production Manager, Casting Director, Writer, Director and Producer.

Languages​​: Classical Arabic, French, English and Italian.

Parcours

Director’s Curriculum Vitae

Surname: BENSOUDA
First name: Mohammed
Middle name: Ahed
Born in Tetouan, a coastal city in the North of Morocco, July 17th, 1969.

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Education:

History and French literature at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Fes, Morocco, from 1989 to 1991.
Filmmaking Studies at the University PARIS 1 – Pantheon –SORBONNE.
B.A. In Art History and Archaeology from the University PARIS 1 – Pantheon – SORBONNE.

Professional training course on cinematographic techniques at the Association Creation Med Film. Holder of professional cards: Direction and Production, delivered by the CCM (Moroccan Cinematographic Center) in 1993. Professional training course in direction at CINETEL, Paris, France.

Photo portrait en plan américain du réalisateur Mohammed Ahed Bensouda

Master Classe Au FIFM 2009 : Provided by : EMIR KUSTURICA, JIM JARMUSH, ALFONCO CUARON

Master Classe Au FIFM 2010 : Provided by : JEAN PIERRE ET LUC DARDENNE, LEE CHANGDONG, AND CONVERSATION WITH FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA

Master Classe Au FIFM 2011 : Provided by : JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD, MARCO BELLOCCHIO, THE TURKISH NURI BILGE CEYLAN AND TERRY GILLIAM

Master Classe Au RICD 2010 : aesthetics, terminology, procedures, technical aspects of film music and culture music creation for film and television.

 

Diploma of scriptwriting from the Institution of Specialized Education in Cinema and Television (CINECOURS), Quebec, Canada.
Managing Director of Atlas Casting, the first actor’s agency in Morocco, from 1997 to 2002.
Member of the Dramatic Authors and Composers Society (SACD) Paris, France.
Member of the Guild of African Producers and Directors.
Member of the Commission of Scenario Reading of the CINEMA fund of the Intergovernmental Agency of French-speaking Countries, Paris, France from 2008 to 2010.
Member of the Moroccan Union of Cinema and Television technicians.
Producer and Sole Administrator of the Production Company Les Films 7 SARL.
From 1985 to 2003, a professional career in cinema and television as Actor, Assistant Director, Location Manager, Casting Director, Scriptwriter, Director and Producer.
Languages: Classical Arabic, French, English and Italian.

Filmographie

Director’s Filmography

- 2009 « Story of a Mchaouchi Wrestler » feature film, 35mm

- 2008 « The Return » short film, 35mm

- 2006 « The Shadow of the Wolf » feature-length television film for 2M SOREAD

- 2005 « The Eyes of the Heart » short film, 35mm

- 2005 « The Baptism Gift » Court métrage en 35 Mm

- 2005 « Suffering » short film, 35mm

- 2004 « The Display Window » short film, 35mm

- 2004 « R’DA » short film, 35mm

- 2003 « The Jar » short film, 35mm

- 2001 « The Raped Silence » short film, 35mm

- 1993 « The Price of Heedlessness » feature-length TV film

Palmarès du réalisateur

Mohammed Ahed Bensouda

* 1st Feature Film: “Story of a Mchaouchi Wrestler”

# Prize for Best Director #

At the Rotterdam Film Festival CINEMAR 2010,The Netherlands

# Jury Prize – Young Public #

At the 16th International Alternative Film Festival 2010, Rabat, Morocco

# Special Jury Mention #

At the 6th Muscat International Film Festival 2010, Oman

 

« Official Selections »

*The 33rd Cairo International Film Festival 2010, Cairo, Egypt. Arab Film Competition

*The 40th International Film Festival of India 2010, Goa, India. Cinema of the World Section

*The 17th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival 2010, New York, USA

*The 6th Muscat International Film Festival 2010, Muscat, Oman

*The 6th CINEMAR Film Festival Of ROTTERDAM 2010, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

*The 7TH International Pan-African Film Festival of Cannes 2010, Cannes, France

*The 6TH International Festival of Muslim Cinema « Golden Minbar » 2010. Kazan, Russia

*The 32nd International Sportfilm Festival, Rassengna Cinematographica Internazionale 2010, Palermo, Italy

*21st edition of the Arabic Film Festival of Fameck 2010, Fameck, France

*European Film Festival of Tunis 2010, Tunis, Tunisia

*The 11th Moroccan National Film Festival 2010, Tangier, Morocco

*International Alternative Film Festival of RABAT 2010, Rabat, Morocco. Arabic Film Competition

*The 7th Edition of Trans-Saharan Film Festival of Zagora 2010, Zagora, Morocco

*International Cinema Film Festival of Dakhla 2010, Dakhla, Morocco

 

* Short film: R’DA

# Bronze Award at FESPACO #

*Pan-African Festival of Ouagadougou 2007, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

 

* Short film: « The Raped Silence »

# Prize for Best First Film #

*At the 7thMoroccan National Film Festival 2003, Oujda, Morocco

# Special Jury Mention #

*At FESPACO, *At Pan-African Festival of Ouagadougou 2003, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

 

Producer

- 2013 « Behind Closed Doors » feature film, Camera Red

- 2009 « Story of a Mchaouchi Wrestler » feature film, 35mm

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- 2004 « The Jar » , short film, 35mm

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- 2003 « The Raped Silence », short film, 35mm

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- 1993 « The Price of Heedlessness » feature film in video

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Scriptwriter

- The Price of Heedlessness (feature film) directed
- The Eyes of the Heart (short film) directed
- Suffering (short film) directed
- Story of an Imaginary Ghost (short film) written
- R’da (short film) directed
- Snake Hunter (documentary) written
- The Raped Silence (short film) directed
- The Jar (short film) directed
- Expulsed from the Paris/Casablanca Flight (feature film) in writing
- Short Night (cinema program) in progress
- The Christmas Present (feature film) in writing
- Not Far From Tangier (short film) in writing
- The Trilogy Alhob Warihane (serie) written
- In a Lifetime (short film) in writing
- The Return of Joseph (television series in 30 episodes) in writing
- Essalafia Eljihadia in Morocco (documentary) written
- Fellassa “Gold Prospectors in Fes’s Old City River” (documentary) in writing
- Odors of Andalusia (musical comedy) in writing
- Safha (comedy, feature film) in writing
- Paris – Agadir (feature film) written
- The Return (short film) written
- My Own Christmas (feature film) in writing
- Round Trip (feature film) in writing
- Story of a Mchaouchi Wrestler (feature film) written
- Secrets of a Thousand and One Women (feature film) written

Assistant

Assistant director

Cinema feature films

- 2001 And now…Ladies and Gentlemen by Claude Lelouch – (Les films 13) FRANCE

- 2001 The Hermit of Amsterdam by Rudolf Van Den Berg – (Cadenza Film) NEDERLAND

- 2000 Mark, John and Luke by Jacob Deboer - (Visual International INC) CANADA

- 2000 Malena by Giuseppe Tornatore – (Pacific Pictures)

- 1997 Le Jardin d’Eden by Alexandro D’Alatri – (Corsare pro/Canal+) ITALIY /FRANCE

- 1996 Voyage dans le passé by Ahmed Boulane – (M.A. Prod) MOROCCO

- 1995 L’ombre des Pharaons by Souhail Ben Barka – (Dawliz Prod)MOROCCO

- 1994 Marie de Nazareth by Jean Delannoy – (Azur film)France

 

International television feature films

- 2002 Apocalypse by Raphaël Mertes – (DelRoy LTD) USA/ITALY

- 2000 Paul of Tarsus by Roger Young – (Delroy LTD) USA/ITALY

- 1999 Judas and Thomas by Raphaël Mertes – (Andromeda Prod) USA/ITALY

- 1999 Mary of Magdalene by Raphaël Mertes – (Andromeda Prod) USA/ITALY

- 1999 Joseph by Raphaël Mertes – (Andromeda Prod) USA/ITALY

- 1999 Wives and Daughters – (BBC) ENGLAND

- 1999 Jesus by Roger Young – (Five Mille Rivers Film) USA/ITALY

- 1998 Esther by Raphaël Mertes – (Aster Prod) USA/ITALY

- 1998 Jeremiah by Harry Winer – (Aster Prod) USA/ITALY

- 1997 Solomon by Roger Young – (Aster Prod) USA/ITALY

- 1997 David by Robert Markowitz – (Aster Prod) USA/ITALY

- 1996 Samson and Delilah by Nicolas Roeg – (Aster Prod) USA/ITALY

- 1994 Moses by Roger Young – (Aster Prod) USA/ITALY

 

Television documentaries

- 2004 Archimedes’s Theory – (Dune Films for the BBC) ENGLAND

 

Commercials

- 2004 Méditel (Médijahez) – (Preview Production)MOROCCO

- 2002 Faith Paper Handkerchiefs – (Corail Film) MOROCCO

- 1999 LOTO – (Dune Films) MOROCCO

- 1994 IBM – (MPS Prod) MOROCCO

 

Casting

Moroccan Casting:

Casting Agent (Atlas Casting)

- 2000 Spy Game by Tony Scott – (Zaltman Film) ENGLAND/USA
- 2000 Four Feathers by Shekhar Kapur – (Paramount and Miramax Pictures) USA
- 2000 Astérix et Obélix, service de Cléopâtre by Alain Chabat – MPS (France)
- 2000 L’Algérie des chimères by François Luciani – MPS (France)
- 2000 Leila La Pure by Gabriel Axel – (Angel/Arena Prod) France
- 1999 Détenu au Yémen – (ZDF) DEUTSCHLAND
- 1999 L’Est de la boussole by Jordi Tonere – (Prisma Prod)ESPAGNE
- 1999 Gladiator by Ridley Scott – (DUNE FILM) USA
- 1999 Las Bas by Alexandre Arcadie – (Sahara Prod) FRANCE
- 1999 Rules of Engagement by William Friedkin – DUNE FILM (Paramount Pictures) USA
- 1999 Jesus by Serge Moati – (Sahara Prod) FRANCE

 

 

Moroccan Casting Director

- 2004 Meditel advertisement for Preview (Morocco)
- 2002 Coeur de Femme by Franco Bennini (Italy)
- 2001 Apocalypse by Raphaël Mertes (Italy)
- 2001 And Now…Ladies and Gentlemen by Claude Lelouch (France)
- 2001 The Hermit of Amsterdam by Rudolf Van Den Berg (Netherlands)
- 2000 Visual Bible by Jacob Debour (Canada)
- 2000 Paul of Tarsus by Roger Young (USA/Italy)
- 2000 Judas and Thomas by Raphaël Mertes (Italy)
- 2000 Malena by Giuseppe Tornatore (Italy)
- 1999 L’est de la boussole by Jordi Tonore (Spain)
- 1999 Mary of Magdalene by Raphaël Mertes (Italy)
- 1999 Jesus in the Shadow of the Lord by Roger Young (USA/Italy)
- 1998 Esther by Harry Winer (USA/Italy)
- 1997 Le Jardin de l’Eden by Alexandro d’Alatre (Italy)

 

Acting

Short and Feature film Actor

- 2001 Role “Taxi Driver” And now…by Claude Lelouch

- 2000 Role “Miracle man” Paul of…by Roger Young

- 1999 Role “Friend of Jesus” Jesus in the… by Roger Young

- 1998 Role “The prophet” Jeremiah by Harry Winer

- 1997 Role “The villager“ Solomon by Roger Young

- 1996 Role ”Friend of David” David by Robert Markowitz

- 1996 ”The philosopher” Voyage dans le passé by Ahmed Boulane

- 1995 ”The archeologist” O. Des pharaons by Souhail Ben Barka

- 1994 “Soldier of Tetrarch” Mary de Nazareth by Jean Delannoy

- 1993 Role “Gangster” Sakina by Nourdine Dougna

- 1991 Role “The doctor” Souhail Ben Barka

- 1989 “The lover” Un étranger au quartier by Mohamed Attifi

- 1985 “Fes” inter-city race (TV show) for Moroccan TV

From 1990 to 1998, Theater Actor: The Amateur Troup of the National Theatre under the direction of Mohamed Kaghat

Manager

- 1999 “LOTO” Dune Films MOROCCO

- 1992 “The prayer of the absent” by Hamid Bennani MOROCCO

- 1991 “The night of the crime” by Nabil Lahlou MOROCCO

- 1987 “Passion“ by Martin Scorsese TRAINER IN PRODUCTION

 

Contacts:  LES FILMS 7 SARL

PRODUCTION :

LES FILMS 7

Résidence Imane,

26 rue Angle Sebta et Province

n°10 Quartier des Hopitaux

CASABLANCA. MAROC

TEL : 00 212 661 251 239
TEL : 00 212 657 98 98 98

e-mail : bensoudafilms@gmail.com

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Résidence Almanzil Aljadid

Appt n° B2 5eme étage

MARRAKECH, MAROC

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M BENSOUDA MOHAMMED AHED

« LES FILMS 7″

9 avenue Eugêne Thomas

94270 LE KREMLIN BICETRE

FRANCE

TEL : 0033624892323

FAX : 0033149590846

Mail : bensoudafilms@gmail.com

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