Private Project

Once upon A time

After years of living at the mercy of her dictator father, Manuel needs to convince her father to accept the marriage to the love of her life.

  • Ahmed Reggad
  • Ahmed Reggad
  • Ahmed Reggad
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Language:
    Arabic, French
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Director Biography - Ahmed Reggad

Ahmed Reggad is a self-taught screenwriter, film director from Algeria.
Learning directing for him was very difficult due to the absence of film schools in Algeria, but his passion and love for cinema made him study diligently independently. His last short film Unstoppable won many national and international prizes, this film also got a chance to be distributed online on a platform called “”.

Ahmed sees the cinema as a way of communication, business, he like his films to be likeable by the audiences and the film critics, “The successful film is the one who has memorable scenes driving the audience to re-watch it again, and the one who makes the film critics ask questions when it ends”.

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Director Statement

As a filmmaker, I am really passionate about social stories, about people identity, social injustice.