Tamer Habib is a talented Egyptian scriptwriter who started his career in 2003 with a film that revolutionized Egyptian cinema, Sahar El Laiali (Sleepless Nights). Born and raised in Egypt, Tamer studied at the Faculty of Commerce before he worked as a banker for two years. In pursuit of his passion for Cinema, he enrolled in the Higher Institute of Cinema.
He made his breakthrough with his well-knit script for Sahr El Layali (Sleepless Nights) in 2003. The star-studded film was a unique story where Tamer brilliantly pushed the boundaries a little bit to discuss what many other writers deemed off-limits. The film was a massive success winning numerous awards.
In the following year, he wrote his next hit; Hob El Banat (Girl's Love) featuring Laila Eloui and Hanan Turk, Ashraf Abdel Baky, Hana Shiha, and Ahmed Ezz. Two years later in 2006, Tamer wrote his next work bringing together everybody’s favorite on-screen duo Ahmed El Sakka and Mona Zaki, An El Ashq Wel Hawa (About Love and Passion). The duo also starred in Tamer’s next film Taymour Wa Shafika (Taymour and Shafika) (2007). His extensive repertoire also includes: Wahed Saheh (The Right One) (2011), 18 Yom (18 Days) (2011), and Aswar al-Qamar (The Walls of the Moon) (2015).
Tamer also left his imprint on the small screen with some indelible TV Series, like Sharbat Loaz (Sharbat, the Cunning) (2012), Tariqi (My Way) (2015), Grand Hotel (2016), La Totfe' Al Shams (The Sun Will Never Set) (2017). In Ramadan 2020, his latest TV series La’abat Alnasyan (Forgetting Game) premiered on TV. He was voted Best Screenwriter in an audience poll by radio NRJ Egypt.
Recently, Habib has been announced a jury member at the RFF-Revart Film Festival in 2020. Hailed as Egypt's first online vertical festival, RFF aims to introduce a modern dimension of creativity to filmmakers during the COVID-19 crisis. He also joined NRJ Egypt FM’s program Lail Dakhly. Currently, he is working on a new remake of Ihsan Abdel Quddous’ masterpiece Anf w Thalath Oyoun (A Nose and Three Eyes). He is also working with director Sandra Nashaat on the upcoming film Shellet Lebon.