Mad Celebrity Rula Nasser

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Canadian Jordanian film producer Rula Nasser started her career in the film industry in 1999 by working on several international productions for the BBC and Discovery channels.

She also worked at the Royal Film Commission of Jordan (RFC) for five years and established the Filmmaker’s Support Program. Then, in 2011, Rula founded her own production company, The Imaginarium Films, which focuses on discovering local talents and developing appealing universal stories set in the Arab world.

Throughout her career, Nasser produced many award-winning films that participated in several prestigious film festivals around the world, such as The Last Friday (2011), Waiting for P.O. Box (2012), and My Love Awaits Me by the Sea (2013).

Furthermore, Nasser was chosen by Variety magazine as one of the top Ten Arab Producers to Watch in 2012.

In 2019, her film Scales won the Tanit d'Bronze Award at the Carthage Film Festival and the Verona Film Club Award at the Venice International Film Festival. The film was also nominated for Best Youth Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

In the following year, Nasser worked as a line producer on the drama-thriller TV series Caliphate.

In 2021, she line-produced the film MITRA by Kaweh Modiri and the TV series SAS: WHO DARES WINS, and produced Bassel Ghandour's THE ALLEYS—the first Jordanian feature film to be selected at Rotterdam and Locarno, which was nominated for the Best Original Score for a Narrative Feature Film at the Canadian Screen Music Awards—as well as Mohamed Diab's AMIRA, which held its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival and won three awards.

Then, in 2022, Rula worked as an associate producer on Ali Abbasi's HOLY SPIDER — which is Denmark's entry for Best International Feature at the 2023 Oscars — and won many awards, including Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival.

Also in the same year, she worked as an associate producer on Adil El-Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s REBEL, which won the Jury Award at the Philadelphia Film Festival.

In 2023, she produced and co-wrote Amjad Rasheed's INSHALLAH A BOY, which has been chosen as Jordan's official submission for the esteemed 96th Academy Awards.

Notably, this film made history as the first-ever Jordanian feature to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival, where it garnered the Gan Foundation Award and the Rail d'Or Award for Best Feature Film. Additionally, it received the Asia Pacific Awards for Best Performance and scooped up notable awards, including Best Actress and a Jury Award at the Rotterdam Arab Film Festival, as well as the Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature Award at the Mystic Film Festival.

Alongside this remarkable achievement, she also served as a co-producer for Abu Bakr Shawky's latest film, HAJJAN, which had a sold-out world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In the meantime, her upcoming project is KING OF THE RING by Mohammed Saeed Harib.

Rula Nasser Jordanian-Canadian Film Producer
As A Producer
  • Soon King of the Ring
  • 2023 Inshallah A Boy
  • 2023 HAJJAN
  • 2021 Amira
  • 2021 The Alleys
  • 2019 Freekeh
  • 2019 Scales
  • 2016 Rashid & Rajab
  • 2016 Matchstick 45
  • 2015 The Curve
  • 2014 The Council
  • 2013 My Love Awaits Me By the Sea
  • 2012 Waiting For
  • 2012 When I Saw You
  • 2011 The Last Friday
  • 2010 Transit Cities
  • 2010 The Silent Transit
As A Line Producer
  • 2022 Holy Spider
  • 2021 Mitra
  • 2019 Ser Du Månen, Daniel
  • 2019 Held for Ransom
  • 2019 Rashid & Rajab
  • 2019 Escape from Raqqa
  • 2018 Maya
  • 2018 In the Mouth of Shark
  • 2018 The Apparition
  • 2017 My Enemy, My Brother
  • 2017 The Apparition
  • 2017 Maya Film
  • 2017 The Team
  • 2016 Layla M.
  • 2015 The City
  • 2015 Rattle the Cage
  • 2015 Arms & Dudes / Wild Dogs
  • 2015 Vlucht Hs 13
  • 2014 From A to B
  • 2014 The Ring of Asphalt
  • 2014 The Savior
As A Associate Producer
  • 2022 Rebel
  • 2019 Human Terrain
As A Writer
  • 2023 Inshallah A Boy
  • 2010 Transit Cities
Tv Series
As A Line Producer
  • 2021 SAS: Who Dares Wins
  • 2020 Caliphate
  • 2018 Greyzone
  • 2018 Beck
  • 2016 Flight HS13
  • 2015 Arab Idol
Awards & Honors
  • Best Performance at the Asia Pacific Awards
  • Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature Award at the Mystic Film Festival
  • Best Actress and a Jury Award at the Rotterdam Arab Film Festival
  • Women’s Jury Award and Grand Jury Award at the Paysages de Cineastes Festival
  • Gan Foundation Award and the Rail d'Or Award for Best Feature Film at the Cannes Film Festival
The Alleys
  • The Grand Prix du Jury at the Festival du Premier Film d’Annonay
  • Audience award and Special Mention at Malmo Arab Film Festival
  • Tanit d'Bronze at Carthage Film Festival
  • Best Asian Feature Film at Singapore International Film Festival
  • Verona Film Club Award at Venice Film Festival
The Curve
  • Best Actor at Tiburon International Film Festival
My Love Awaits Me By the Sea
  • Special Jury Award for Best Feature-length Documentary at the 17th Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts
  • Best Documentary Award at the MedFilm Festival
  • Golden Linx Award for Best Feature Documentary at the New Directors New Films Festival
  • Grand Prize at the Femina - Festival Internacional de Cinema Feminino
  • Best Feature at Latinarab Film Festival
The Last Friday
  • Best Actor at Carthage Film Festival
  • Special Jury Award at Fribourg International Film Festival
  • Cinema in Motion Award at San Sebastián International Film Festival
  • World Cinema Amsterdam Jury Award at World Cinema Amsterdam
  • Special Jury Award at the Dubai International Film Festival
Transit Cities
  • President Award at the Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival in New York
  • FIPRESCI Award for Best Feature Film at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)
  • Muhr Arab Special Prize Award for Best Feature Film at the DIFF
The Council
  • Certificate of Appreciation at the Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries
  • Special Mention at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)
  • International Documentary Award at the Final Cut in Venice within the Venice Film Festival