“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.