Making movies is like breathing air. I do it to live.
Hassan El-Amin is a Director with a creative flair and a knack for solving problems.
Hassan was an odd kid. Typically, Black kids from Detroit don’t grow up loving Kubrick and Kurosawa. He blames his odd parents for exposing him to arthouse cinema since before he grew an Adam’s apple. He graduated from Howard University’s film school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream.
Once there, he quickly realized how expensive the city is and got a PA job. That job led to better jobs which led to an Emmy Award winning career at his current job as a television editor for the show Extra. Yet, as the years passed, something began to nag at him. What happened to the dream? Something had to change.
So he got to work. He wrote scripts, raised money and begged and cajoled friends in the industry to help him get back to doing what he loves, making movies.
In his spare time, Hassan enjoys kicking things like “ass” and “bad habits.” The discipline and skills gained from his second passion martial arts allows him to do just that. But most of all he’s into films and wants to share his joy of making them with the world. One day he hopes to direct a feature film and make his mama proud(er).
Hassan El-Amin lives in North Hollywood, California. It’s just like Hollywood without the traffic, money or famous people.
Howard University
Making movies is like breathing air. I do it to live.
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