BIFF Selects Short Slot

Mon Feb 27, 2017 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Mar 5, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s

A Beautiful Mess

Directed by Shahir Zag

Short Narrative
United Arab Emirates | 13 min | 2016

A maid takes the break up of the family she works for very personally.

A Beautiful Mess | Shahir ZagShahir Zag
Director, Producer, Writer

Shahir Zag made his directorial debut with the short film ‘A Tree in the Sea,’ receiving awards for Best Director, Best Short Film and Best Cinematography at festivals around the world. He works in Dubai as the chief creative officer of an independent advertising agency. Zag has won a bevy of awards for his advertising work, including 35 Lions at the prestigious Cannes Advertising Festival. A Beautiful Mess is his second short film, and he is currently writing the screenplay for his first feature.

A Beautiful Mess - Poster

Film Information

Director: Shahir Zag
Country: United Arab Emirates
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 13 min
Rated: PG13


Producers: Shahir Zag, Jolianne Ray
Cinematographer/DP: Ricardo Prates
Film Editing: Neda Ahmed
Production Design: Shahir Zag / Jolianne Ray

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