Apocalypse: Making a Professional Film on a Budget

A film screening of Apocalypse will be followed by an open discussion with its award-winning directors: Samah Safi Bayazid and Muhammad Bayazid.

The Bayazids will discuss the challenges they faced producing a professional narrative film on a budget. They will share some anecdotes from their filming set in the remote jungles of Kuala Selangor. They will be also sharing some of their secret formulas to create visually stunning and award-winning films without breaking the bank.

With no companions, food, or shelter, a young Rohingya girl finds solace in a little ant inside a small sugar jar as she embarks on a journey of life or death, in hopes that together they will find a safe haven. Inspired by true events.

About the Filmmakers:
Samah Safi Bayazid is an award-winning producer and filmmaker. She co-owns LightArt Productions based in Washington DC. Samah produces unique humanitarian and bridge-building entertainment for audience worldwide. Her latest films (Orshena, Fireplace & Telephone) have been critically acclaimed and won many awards in international film festivals around the world. Samah is also an advocate speaker for Muslims in the Western media, women empowerment and human justice.

Muhammad Bayazid is an award-winning Syrian filmmaker, studied filmmaking at the Los Angeles Film School, London Film School, he has also studied screenwriting at BBC, NYFA, and the Screenwriters University. Bayazid has directed many acclaimed short films, TV commercials, public service announcements, TV programs. He’s also known for giving filmmaking courses around the world.

See the Film

Sun Oct 27

In Person at Bow Tie Cinemas
11940 Market St., Reston, VA 20190
11:30 am