Waiting for P.O Box

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    Waiting for P.O Box

    Falastein, Sandouk Al Intezar Lil Burtuqal

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    Jordan, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Syria

    2012

    15 min

    • Arabic

    Short

    Two young filmmakers, Mustafa and Ayoub, are about to make their new film, but they have to adjust their ideas and budget to fit the regulations of different funds. On the night before their meeting with potential funders, they slept and dreamt. This is the story of an orange that grew without a tree.

    Credits

    Cast
    Yazan Al Rousan
    Rami Al Nihawi
    Nic Foster
    Jane-ann Hefferenan
    Screenplay
    Bassam Chekhes
    Cinematography
    Bassam Chekhes
    Editing
    Bassam Chekhes
    Sales
    MPM PREMIUM
    Production
    BASSAM CHEKHES, RULA NASSER, MAHMOUD AL MASSAD

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    Bassam Chekhes

    Bassam Chekhes

    Syria

    Bassam Chekhes left his civil-engineering university in Syria and moved to Netherlands, where he studied audio-visual art and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Attending art school enriched his passion for photography and filmmaking, but also pushed him to learn independently about every technical aspect of the process. During his studies he worked for numerous Dutch and international production companies , advertising agencies and television stations in different roles such as in the light and camera departments, casting and production. Additionally, he collaborated on various projects with other artists and filmmakers. He has shot, directed and produced a dozen short films, his latest being WAITING FOR P.O. BOX (2012), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and thus became the first Syrian short to be selected for competition at Cannes Film Festival.