I want to remind you to please rsvp for the World Premiere screening of Ham, a short film written and directed by Anas Khalaf and produced by Rana Kazkaz and starring me! This film, although it is called “Ham” is not really about food. It is an intense and shocking short about a mother and her son and how they each deal differently with a difficult situation.

There are only a few seats left so don’t forget to rsvp to

I am very honored to have participated in a film with such a talented director and producer. Bios below. 

Please attend to support these wonderful filmmakers (and me!).

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RANA KAZKAZ & ANAS KHALAF, Filmmaker Biographies

Rana’s screenplay GIBRAN was selected for development by Tribeca All Access (2005); the Middle East Screenwriter’s Lab / Sundance Institute (2005); and MFCB, Cannes (2007).  Kazkaz attended the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women (2006).  She has also served as a script advisor on the films:  THE FOOLISHNESS OF GOD (2013) and THREE VEILS (2011).  She holds an MFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA from Oberlin College.

Anas has worked with Frederic Golchan Productions, co-produced the feature PROSPECT and also served as First AD for THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK DERN.  With BintFilm, Anas served as Executive Producer of DRIVING TO ZIGZIGLAND (Winner Best Film, Amal Festival) and developed SLEEPING ON STONES (Middle East Screenwriter’s Lab and MFCB, Cannes).  Anas holds an MBA from the Normandy Graduate School of Business in France.

Rana & Anas are in development on two Syrian feature films: THE INTERPRETER and THE HAKAWATI’S DAUGHTER.  The latter was selected by the Crossroads Thessaloniki Co-Production Market (2009) where it won a grant to attend the Mediterranean Film Institute (2010) and selected as a finalist in the Abu Dhabi Shasha (2010) screenwriting competition, where it was awarded 2nd place – a trip to attend the 37 South Melbourne International Film Festival’s Co-Production Market (2011).  This film was also awarded the MEDIA development grant (2011/12) and most recently selected for participation in the Interchange Development Program in Torino, Italy and Dubai (2012).  Rana and Anas have two children, Zaydo and Zaza.