MAGGIE KAMAL


FILM: MICROBUS

FICTION


BIO


Maggie Kamal is an Egyptian American filmmaker based in NYC. Maggie holds a BA degree in Media & Communication and a master’s degree in film. There is a strong sense of realism that can be felt in Maggie’s work. Concerned with truth and human nature her films evoke feelings of uneasiness and self-reflect.

Her short film KOSHARY won Best Director at the Impro Film Festival at the IFC center. I SEE YOU & THE IMMIGRANTS; two of her short films have been an official selection at a few film festivals such as the Rooftop Films Summer Series, Lift Off Global Network Film Festival in their first-time filmmaker session and at the Feminist Border Arts Film Festival.

In 2019, Maggie won the Ostrovsky Family Fund grant for her screenplay thesis film MICROBUS.
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10503406/

FILM SYNOPSIS


On just another regular day in Cairo, Egypt, 18-year-old Nour gets a call from her brother that he will no longer be able to pick her up. To avoid being late to work, Nour has to take a microbus, not knowing that this trip will forever leave her changed.

CREDITS


Writer/Director: Maggie Kamal
Producers: Ahmed El Khashab, Maggie Kamal
Director of Photography: Kamal Samir
1st AC: Ali
Sound Designers: CCNY’s Sonic Arts Center
Editors: FilmLab, Mohamed Abouhamed, Nihal Farouk, Sandy Ismail


CAST

Dalia Shawky as Nour
Mohamed Abu Dahab as driver


MICROBUS

2020 FILMS


  • DROWNING WITH OPEN EYES
  • Film: Amend
  • Film: I Can't Pee
  • Film: The Blue Cave
  • A Month of Sitting In
  • Microbus
  • Remember Who We Are
  • Last Summer on Bainbridge Street
  • We Talkin' Practice
  • Who's on Your List
  • The Vow
  • Whales Don't Come Here Anymore
  • Film: I Am Yours
  • Film: Dry Rain
  • Film: It's Worth It
  • Film: A Way Back Home
  • Come Find Me
  • Don't Lose the Lesson