The Struggle

A writer’s struggle to find inspiration and overcome his writer’s block to write a story before his deadline.
The film in a way reflects the filmmaker's real life struggle with his film deadline.

  • Mehdi Nabil
    Director
  • Mehdi Nabil
    Writer
  • FLHST
    Producer
  • Abderrahman Ben Ahmed
    Key Cast
    "The writer"
  • Hamza Baaza
    Director of Photography
  • Monssef Elqandil
    Camera Assistant
  • Mehdi Nabil
    Editing
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 8, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Morocco
  • Country of Filming:
    Morocco
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences in Tetouan
Director Biography - Mehdi Nabil

A graduate in Film and audiovisual studies and currently a Master student of documentary film at FLHST.
Already with experience as a video editor for at least 10 years, I'm very open to new concepts and experimentations. I always try coming up with something different or rather creative. I can also say that matching things together is my specialty.

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Director Statement

This film is my first work and I wanted it to be personal, therefore I tried to express the struggle I have been through while thinking of the idea for my film. I was going through an artist’s block while thinking of an interesting idea, and with the current pandemic situation, I felt more limited and less inspired to come up with a nice yet practical idea. My deadline added more pressure on me and I kept losing time with procrastination until one day I thought, “why not make a film about what I’m going through?”, that’s why I decided to express how I felt while experiencing the block and turn the film into a meta fiction.