With more than 50 films and over 2000 TV ads under his belt, DOP and director Ahmad Al Morsy has built a solid name in the industry with an impressive career spanning over 22 years. Thanks to his brilliant work, Al Morsy is a member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC), in addition to the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) that granted him a total of 9 awards in recognition of his exquisite works and talent.
Al Morsy started his career in 2001, when he landed his debut film (Al Unf Wal Sokhrya) to be the youngest DOP in Egypt.
Prior to that, he worked as the 1st Assistant Camera (1st AC) in El Medina (The City) by Yousry Nasrallah, which holds the record for Egypt's first film shot by a digital camera. As a Cameraman, his repertoire includes other gems from the Egyptian cinema archives, such as Youssef Chahine's Alexandria ... New York (2004), Mohamed Yassine’s The Gazelle's Blood (2005) and the highest production budget film in Egyptian cinema history, The Yacoubian Building (2006).
Throughout his career, Al Morsy won over 22 national and international awards for his work, including Gold Award in the Features – Cinema Category and the Ross Wood Senior ACS Judges Award for Best Entry from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) for The Originals. His film Aswar Al Amar (Walls of the Moon) is the second film in the world to be shot using an ARRI D21 camera in 2009, where Al Morsy mixed between using digital cameras and 35 mm films. His film Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers became the highest-grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema. In 2020, Al Morsy joined the judging panel of the newly curated RFF-Revart Film Festival. Hailed as Egypt's first online vertical festival, RFF aims to introduce a modern dimension of creativity to filmmakers during the COVID-19 crisis. Moreover, he conducts a number of lectures and writes several articles about the art of cinematography in different events, the most recent of which include a master class entitled ‘Visual Storytelling and Adapting’ at the El Gouna Film Festival in 2020. Most recently, he joined the Pharaoh’s Golden Parade as the DOP of the iconic event that witnessed the transfer of 22 royal mummies from their display at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to their final destination at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) in Fustat.
He is currently shooting director Ahmad Alaa Aldeeb’s film Al Aref: Awdat Younis and Kira & El Gin by Marwan Hamed.