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Who I Am

My name is Assem, pronounced as awesome as my journey.

I am an interdisciplinary graduate researcher with 4+ years of research experience specialized in digital media and cinema. A multi-platform storyteller, filmmaker, actor and educator with broad experience in training/ education delivery and management. Over 15 years of professional experience coupled with a proven track record of accomplishments in areas of expertise.

I started performing at a very young age on stage and was involved in numerous plays, TV shows, writing competitions and radio broadcasts. Pursuing my creative passion, I've been involved in many forms of arts: Filmmaking tap dancing, body beats, salsa, tango, classical singing, experimental theatre, scene study, method acting, filmmaking, Meisner technique, standup comedy and improvisation. This involvement has lead to numerous outstanding performances and productions.

One of the most memorable steps in my journey was in 2011, when I received the Best Actor Award for my lead role in the 5 Awards winning short film "Paradise Falls" at the 48-hour film festival Dubai.

Another memorable step was in 2013, when I received Prix Meilleure Interpretation Masculine (Best Actor) for my lead role in "Tooth of Hope" at Les Nuits Méditerranéennes de Corté Film Festival in Corsica, France.


In 2017, I received Best Documentary Short, Best Editing, and Outstanding Performance awards for my directorial debut "T for Tango" from First Take Film Festival in Canada.

I'm the proud founder of Awesome Creative Productions and many successful creative initiatives in UAE.

It took many steps to reach where I am now, and many to come but I'm loving every second of it.

In summary, one of the closest description I received was by a yoga master (Yogi) who described me as an explosive creative energy with the healer power, so stay tuned for an artistic creative storm that is about to start.

Much love,



PhD in Information Technology (Digital Media) - in Progress

Master of Arts in Media Production

Master of Digital Media

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Filmmaking

BSc. Information Systems Engineering

BSc. Management Information Systems 

Certifications & Prof. Education

PSM I (in progress)

PMP (in progress)

Certificate of Project Management

Certificate of IT Project Management

Level 2 Award Team Leading

​Innovators of Tomorrow Certificate

Research TCPS 2: CORE

Certified Online Educator

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Graduate Professional Development in Teaching - Levels 1&2

CELTA: Certificate of English Language Teaching To Adults 

IC3 Authorized Instructor

NYFA Acting for Film Diploma

Acting Scene Study

Acting Script Analysis

Acting Character Development

Acting Meisner Technique

Different Method Acting Schools



IC3 2005 standards

Future Smart: Essential Professional Skills for Graduate Student

Accessibility AODA

FCAD  Accommodation

AODA Customer Service Standard

Workplace Violence Prevention & Response

Access to Info & Protection of Privacy

Environmental H&S Awareness

WHMIS certification


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