I Have A Picture .. " Film No. 1001 in the Life of the oldest Extra in the world"

With the help of El Homossany, one of the oldest assistant directors in Egypt, Zedan, a young indie filmmaker, is making a documentary about Motawe Eweis, who has worked as an extra in about 1000 films in the Egyptian Cinema from the forties till now. Zedan finds himself stuck between how he wants to make his documentary and how the two old friends view filmmaking in general. As an extra, Motawe is expecting the director to tell him what to say and do to play his role. As an assistant director, El Homossany finds ways to dramatize every situation and help his friend, Motawe, to get into character. They both have a huge experience in filmmaking but never worked in a documentary before. A game of power rises between ElHomossany and Zedan, where Zedan realises that we are all obliged to live our lives like Motawe; cinema extras. We all live just like accessories in the background image, waiting for a chance to become the star. A chance that may never come, leaving us extras all our lives.

  • Mohamed Zedan
  • Mohamed Zedan
  • Mark Lotfy
  • Mohamed El-Hadidi
    Key Cast
  • Mayye Zayed
    Key Cast
  • Michel Fawzy
    Key Cast
    Sound designer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    history, biography, culture, art, archive
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • El Gouna Film Festival
    EL- Gouna
    September 24, 2017
    World Premiere
    Best Arabic Film in EL Gouna Film Festival
  • Tripoli Film Festival
    April 15, 2018
    Arabic premier
    Best Documentary film in Tripoli Film Festival
Distribution Information
  • MAD Solution
    Country: Egypt
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Mohamed Zedan

Zedan is an independent filmmaker, born in May 1983. He pursued his studies in filmmaking at the Atelier of Independent Filming in the Jesuit Cultural Center and has always been very interested in the history of cinema.He joined MASS workshop for contemporary art in Alexandria in 2013 and participated as an assistant artist in Sharjah Biennale. He has worked as an assistant director in a lot of short and feature films. One of the founders of Rufy's Film Company in Alexandria to support the independent filmmakers in Alexandria. He co-directed his First feature film; "The Mice Room," which was a collaborative feature film with 6 directors and got screened in the official competition at Dubai Film Festival and Sao Paulo Film Festival in 2014 and other festivals worldwide. Zedan's first feature -“I Have A Picture”- was selected in DocMed workshop in 2013 and Final Cut in Venice workshop in 2014 and the film was won EL Gouna Star for best Arabic feature Documentary in EL Gouna Film Festival

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