film-maker Bassem Fayad
Lebanese Director of Photography, Director and Photographer Bassem Fayad lives in Beirut. He has worked extensively as DOP of films on the Middle East, working in Libya, Lebanon, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia and Cairo.
In 2002, he was selected by Kodak International as one of the 10 best talents in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
In 2003-2004 Bassem Directed and Shot Beirut-Baghdad, which received a Special Mention at the Mediterranean Film Festival in Montpellier and The Road Beyond the Sunset that won the Public Award at the Ayam Beirut al Cinemaiya Festival and Best Documentary at the Al Jazeera Film Festival in 2005.
In 2008 he was the Director of photography of the documentary “The One Man Village” by Simon El Habre that won over 10 international prizes. In 2011 he joined Mr. El Habre shooting his new film “Gate # 5”.
More recently Bassem has worked as DOP with renown directors: Mohamad Soueid on “ The Sky Above”, Akram Zaatari on “ Letter To A Refusing Pilot” and “Beirut Exploaded views” among others, as well as Ghassan Salhab on his new feature “The Valley”.