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Ali Selim was born in Minneapolis and attended St. Thomas College in St. Paul. After working briefly in feature film production, he won an assignment from his alma mater to direct a recruiting film for which he earned an award at the New York Film Festival. From there, Selim entered the commercial industry, first as a producer, and then as a ... See full bio »

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 2018 The Looming Tower (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Y2K (2018)
- Mercury (2018)
 2017 Hand of God (TV Series) (1 episode)
- I See That Now (2017)
 2014 Gracepoint (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (2014)
 2011 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Today I Do (2011)
 2010 In Treatment (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Sunil: Week Five (2010)
 2005 Sweet Land
 1996 Emperor of the Air (Short) (as Ali Mohamed Selim)
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 2018 The Looming Tower (TV Mini-Series) (story editor - 10 episodes)
- 9/11 (2018) ... (story editor)
- Tuesday (2018) ... (story editor)
- A Very Special Relationship (2018) ... (story editor)
- The General (2018) ... (story editor)
- Boys at War (2018) ... (story editor)
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 2018 The Looming Tower (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- 9/11 (2018) ... (written by)
- The General (2018) ... (written by)
 2005 Sweet Land
 1996 Emperor of the Air (Short) (as Ali Mohamed Selim)
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 2015 Mad Women
Dr. Ellis
 2000 The Chromium Hook (Short)
Lefty Tyler
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 2005 Sweet Land (producer)
 1996 Emperor of the Air (Short) (producer)
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 1986 Blood Hook (assistant editor)
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 2008 The Wrecking Crew! (Documentary) (thanks)
 2006 The Great Midland Plains (Short) (gratitude)
 1993 No Thanks Not Sure Yes Please (Short) (thanks)
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Ali Mohamed Selim

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There are things that should be shot digitally. It's like, when do you use a pencil and when do you use an oil brush? It's a decision you make based on the final outcome. It's not "Is digital as good as film?" It just feels different.

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