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about samir mallal

Samir's filmmaking is widely acclaimed in advertising for its distinctive cinematography, visual immersion, and emotional resonance. He collaborates with top global brands and is represented by leading production companies worldwide.

In narrative, he co-created the series Black Taj for CBC/Hulu and directed the short film Vest which was acquired by the BFI. Seen as an innovative storyteller, he has spoken at CES and MIT. He is currently in development on a semi-autobiographical TV series with Sphere Media.

Honors include a Cannes Gold Lion, Clio, Webby, and Canadian Academy Award nomination. TIFF chose his ad Arctic Sun as the best commercial in Canadian cinema history, and his documentary Nollywood Babylon earned a Grand Jury Prize nomination at Sundance. In 2010, he won Best Young Director at Cannes Lions and was selected for Saatchi & Saatchi's New Directors' Showcase.

More recently, ’The Book That Will Change Your Life’, with Ikea and Memac Ogivily won accolades at Dubai Lynx, Lories and Clio Awards.