Talent Guide

Wesam Nassar

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Producing Lab 2013


Nassar Wesam is a California born Egyptian-American who started his journey as a filmmaker on September 11th, 2001, when commissioned to direct a documentary on the International Solidarity Movement in Israel and Palestine. For the following six years he jumped from one documentary to another, traveling as far east as Baghdad in 2004 and far west as Bamako in 2005. In 2006, Wesam shifted his attention to narrative production by creating the CCP: A Groundbreaking Community Cinema Program that gave a voice to youth in underprivileged communities in Oakland and San Francisco. Joining forces with BAYCAT, Wesam produced and directed over six short narrative films through CCP in the span of three years. In 2011, Wesam returned to Los Angeles and founded Eshmawi Films where he writes, produces and directs various commercial projects, music videos, and narrative features.

Current Project

Saeed on the Run


An Iraqi-American man wrongly accused of a terrorist act ends up running for his life alongside a former immigration officer turned violent criminal.