Made in Qatar at D’reesha Programme 1 - Olayan
Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2021
A Bedouin boy named Hamad forms a bond with a new-born camel, who he calls Olayan. When Olayan is later sold to market, young Hamad embarks on a mission to rescue his friend.
Khalifa Al-Marri is a visual artist and filmmaker who has made several contributions to the fine arts community in Qatar. Al-Marri holds a degree in communications from Qatar University and a diploma in directing from NYFA. His debut short film, ‘Man of the House’, premiered at Ajyal in 2015 and received multiple awards on the festival circuit. His short entitled ‘Fragile’ participated in DFI’s exchange with La Fémis workshop in Paris. Khalifa recently completed an experimental short film called ‘Embodiment’ before writing and directing ‘Olayan’, which was produced through DFI’s Qatari Film Fund.
- Khalifa Al-Marri
- Basel Owies
- Ian Coad
- Abdul Jabbar Maki
- Saleh Salem Al Marri, Ali Naji Al Marri, Mohammed Al Sunni, Mishaal Al Dosari, Maryam Hayati