“In Paradox” is a ﬁlm by Director, Screenwriter and Producer Hamad AlSarraf. It tells the story of a man running from assailants and seeking to take control of his strange memories before they consume his life and sanity. A ﬁlm about a personal struggle, between what is known, and what is unknown.
In Paradox is the ﬁrst Kuwaiti ﬁlm to be submitted and in consideration for the Golden Globe Awards – Foriegn Film Category. It has also received a special mention from the jury in Casablanca Arab Film Festival.
Upon its release on Netﬂix Worldwide, it became this ﬁrst Kuwait ﬁlm to enter the top ten list movies on Netﬂix Kuwait, which remained for a great amount of time. This is the ﬁrst ﬁlm from its Kind, to bring actors from different countries in the Arab world. Faisal AlAmeeri and Jassem AlNabhan, from Kuwait, Fayez Kazak, Jafra Younes, Samer Ismael, from Syria. Ghanem Zrelli, from Tunisia, and many other stars.
Hamad has worked three years and a half to make this ﬁlm, he has worked with several consultants, like John Truby, one of hollywoods premiere script consultants, and Judith Weston, a well known director’s consultant, and Hassan Hassan-Doost, an editor from Iran who has worked on many award winning ﬁlm by Abbas Kiarostami, Majid Majidi, and Ali Hatemi.
This ﬁlm had several exotic locations. A villa in northern Iran, which is the summer house for the Mother of Shah Iran, and the historical city Yazd, a UN Heritage city that dates back to the ﬁfth century.
This is the Debut feature ﬁlm for Hamad AlSarraf.
About Hamad AlSarraf
Hamad AlSarraf is a Film Director, Screenwriter and Producer from KUWAIT. His screenwriting and directorial debut came with his short ﬁlm “Viktor – 2015”. He has attended ﬁlm directing workshops in London Film Academy, and has taken several classes with Hollywood’s premiere screenwriting instructor and consultant, John Truby. “In Paradox – 2019” is his Feature debut.