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Amin Matalqa

Jordanian-American writer/director Amin Matalqa has made a career combining drama and comedy to bridge the cultural gaps between East and West through film. His first feature "Captain Abu Raed" won the Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award in 2008 along with 27 international festival prizes, and became Jordan's first Oscar entry for ... See full bio »
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The Rendezvous
The Rendezvous Director
Captain Abu Raed
Captain Abu Raed Director
Strangely in Love
The United
The United Director


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 2016/II The Rendezvous
 2012 The United
 2007 Morning Latte (Short)
 2006 Bullseye (Short)
 2005 Heavy Weight (Short)
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 2007 Morning Latte (Short) (story and screenplay)
 2006 Bullseye (Short) (writer)
 2005 Heavy Weight (Short)
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 2014 Strangely in Love (producer)
 2008 Captain Abu Raed (producer)
 2005 Heavy Weight (Short) (producer)
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 2005 Heavy Weight (Short)
 2004 Ringtone Blues (Short)
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 2005 Heavy Weight (Short)
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 2008 The Fabulous Picture Show (TV Series)
- Captain Abu Raed (2008) ... Himself

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author of article 'O Captain! My Captain! in Winter 2008-2009 issue of "Moving Pictures Magazine"

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A big film score collector. His heroes growing up were Michael Kamen, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Newton Howard, Basil Poledouris, Bernard Herrman, John Barry, Hans Zimmer, and Danny Elfman.

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