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Smile, A story about a rude woman, who is
stressed by work and expresses that anger
on other people, who later gets murdered by
a serial killer.

  • Joshua Alphonso
  • Joshua Alphonso
  • Teya Shammas
  • Teya Shammas
    Key Cast
  • Amal Alameri
  • Teya Shammas
    Editor/ Sound designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 hours 49 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 23, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Country of Filming:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - SAE Institute
Director Biography - Joshua Alphonso

Joshua works mostly in the editing department, like editing pictures and videos. Joshua interests doesn't just revolve around editing, he has written short stories, couple of scripts and is currently co-writing a novel series. In this film Joshua came up with the story, created a script, directed the movie. During the post production of the film, Joshua helped in specific parts of the editing.

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Director Statement

Slasher movies have been one of my favorite kind of movies. The first slasher movie that really caught my eye was the Scream series, from there I started watching movies like Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.. Each of these movies are different in its own way and that’s how I kind of wanted my movie to go. I always wanted to create a horror film with a killer on the loose, and a motive to kill. As my first ever film, I feel that not just me but the whole team did a pretty good job in making this movie. I really liked the ending, when the killer walks off from the murder scene, really shows a killers attitude. I hope I make more films like this in the near future and really scare the bejesus out of people.