MAD Celebrity Mohammed Al-Turki
MAD Celebrity Mohammed Al-Turki
MAD Celebrity Mohammed Al-Turki

Mohammed Al Turki

Biography
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Mohammed Al Turki is an international Saudi filmmaker and producer who has produced several award-winning Hollywood films that have premiered at prestigious international film festivals. Most recently, Mohammed Al Turki was appointed chairman of the Festival Committee for the Red Sea International Film Festival.

Born in the Saudi Arabian city of Al Khobar in 1986, Al Turki studied management, film production, and media studies at Regent's University London. In 2010, he cooperated with his then-colleague Zeina Durra, a British director of Lebanese and Palestinian descent, as an executive producer on her film The Imperialists Are Still Alive, starring the French actress Élodie Bouchez. The film competed at the official competition of the Sundance Film Festival and won the award for Best First Feature at the Warsaw Film Festival.

Following the success of his debut picture, Al Turki went on to work with a number of Hollywood A-listers. In 2012, he produced three films: Golden-Globe nominated Arbitrage starring Richard Gere; What Maisie Knew, starring Oscar-winner Julianne Moore and British star Steve Coogan; and lastly, At Any Price, starring Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid, and Heather Graham, directed by Oscar nominee Ramin Bahrani, which competed in the official competition at the Venice International Film Festival 2012.

The following year, Mohammed Al Turki produced Adult World, a social comedy starring Emma Roberts and John Cusack, as well as Innocence, a horror mystery thriller.

In 2014, Al Turki produced three of his most critically-acclaimed works, including the docudrama film Desert Dancer, based on the true story of the Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked everything to start a dance company in his home country of Iran.

Al Turki went on to collaborate again with Ramin Bahrani on his 2014 success 99 Homes, which won 12 international awards, including the Best Film Award in the Vittorio Veneto Award section at the Venice International Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe’s Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.

His second collaboration with Richard Gere, Time Out of Mind, earned a FIPRESCI Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Mohammed Al Turki's latest film is Crisis, a box-office hit in the US and Australia, starring the British Oscar-winning star Gary Oldman and Evangeline Lilly.

Al Turki is an active social worker in Saudi Arabia and abroad. He is a member of the Saudi Cancer Foundation and Ethar Association (the Saudi Charitable Foundation for Promoting Organ Donation). Moreover, he supports the activities of UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund), Elton John’s AIDS Foundation, and many other organizations concerned with environmental protection and disaster relief.

Mohammed Al-Turki Egyptian Screenwriter and Producer
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Filmography
Key Films As A Producer
  • 2021 Crisis
  • 2017 Metamorphosis: Junior Year
  • 2014 Time Out of Mind
  • 2014 99 Homes
  • 2014 Desert Dancer
  • 2013 Innocence
  • 2013 Adult World
  • 2012 What Maisie Knew
  • 2012 At Any Price
  • 2012 Arbitrage
  • 2010 The Imperialists Are Still Alive!
A Festival Fixture
Crisis (2021)
Time Out of Mind (2014)
  • New York Film Festival (2014)
  • Seattle International Film Festival (2015)
  • Toronto International Film Festival (2014)
99 Homes (2014)
  • Abu Dhabi Film Festival
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists
  • Austin Film Critics Association
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
  • Chlotrudis Awards
  • Deauville Film Festival
  • Denver Film Critics Society
  • Dublin International Film Festival
  • FEST International Film Festival
  • Film Club's The Lost Weekend
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Awards
  • Golden Globes, USA
  • Gotham Awards
  • Houston Film Critics Society Awards
  • Independent Spirit Awards
  • Indiewire Critics' Poll
  • Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
  • Melbourne International Film Festival
  • Munich Film Festival
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
  • North Carolina Film Critics Association
  • Phoenix Critics Circle
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Screen Music Awards, Australia
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards
  • Sydney Film Festival
  • Telluride Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Awards
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle
  • Venice Film Festival
  • Viennale
  • Village Voice Film Poll
  • Women Film Critics Circle Awards
Desert Dancer (2014)
  • Camerimage
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
Adult World (2013)
  • Casting Society of America, USA
  • Tribeca Film Festival
What Maisie Knew (2012)
  • Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • Fantasporto
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Seattle International Film Festival
  • Tokyo International Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • USC Scripter Award
  • Women Film Critics Circle Awards
At Any Price (2012)
  • CPH:PIX
  • Miami International Film Festival
  • SXSW Film Festival
  • Telluride Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Tribeca Film Festival
  • Venice Film Festival
  • Zurich Film Festival
Arbitrage (2012)
  • Abu Dhabi Film Festival
  • African-Amercian Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
  • Black Reel Awards
  • Chicago Film Critics Association
  • Cinema for Peace Awards
  • Global Nonviolent Film Festival
  • Golden Globes, USA
  • Hamptoms International Film Festival
  • National Board of Review, USA
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
  • Phoenix Film Festival
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Zurich Film Festival
The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (2010)
  • Deauville Film Festival (2010)
  • San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
  • Sundance Film Festival (2010)
  • Thessaloniki Film Festival (2010)
  • Transilvania International Film Festival (2011)
  • Warsaw International Film Festival (2010)
Awards
Time Out of Mind (2014)
  • International Critics Award (FIPRESCI) at Toronto International Film Festival
99 Homes (2014)
  • Best Supporting Actor at Chlotrudis Awards
  • Grand Special Prize at Deauville Film Festival
  • Jury Prize: Best Actor and Best Screenplay at FEST International Film Festival
  • Lost Weekend Award: Best Supporting Actor at Film Club's The Lost Weekend
  • Nominee: Best Supporting Actor at Indiewire Critics’ Poll
  • KCFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor at Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
  • LAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor at Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
  • Tar Heel Award at North Carolina Film Critics Association
  • SFFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor San Francisco Film Critics Circle
  • Nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role at Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Screen Music Award for Feature Film Score of the Year at Screen Music Awards, Australia
  • SIGNIS Award - Honorable Mention, Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award for Best Film, and Nominee for Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival
  • Nominee: Best Supporting Actor at Village Voice Film Poll
What Maisie Knew (2012)
  • Directors’ Week Award for Best Actress at Fantasporto
  • Honors for Outstanding Achievement in Acting at Newport Beach Film Festival
  • WFCC Award for Best Young Actress at Women Film Critics Circle Awards
At Any Price (2012)
  • Golden Lion Nomineee at Venice Film Festival
Arbitrage (2012)
  • AAFCA Award for Best Supporting Actor at African-Amercian Film Critics Association
  • Jury Prize for Best Lead Actor at Global Nonviolent Film Festival
  • Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama at the Golden Globes
  • Breakthrough Performer Award at Hamptoms International Film Festival
  • NBR Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen at National Board of Review, USA
The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (2010)
  • Jury Award for Best Narrative at San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
  • Competition 1-2 Award at Warsaw International Film Festival