Sally El Hosaini is an award winning screenwriter & film director. Her debut feature film, MY BROTHER THE DEVIL, won Best Cinematography and the Worldview/ Sundance Impact Award for a film with social relevance at Sundance Film Festivals. It also won Best European Film - Europa Cinema Label Award at Berlinale. The film has screened at over 40 festivals internationally and will be released theatrically in the UK, US, and Canada. According to The Hollywood Reporter it's "A crackling debut. Slick, muscular, entertaining and emotionally satisfying." Screen International called it "luminous cinema", and Variety said it was "energetic and imaginative."
El Hosaini was one of Screen International’s UK Stars of Tomorrow 2009. Her short film, THE FIFTH BOWL, won a regional BAFTA. Another short, HENNA NIGHT, was officially selected for LLGFF, in competition at Rotterdam and Raindance, and screened at the ICA and BAFTA. Prior to writing and directing she script edited and was the specialist researcher on BAFTA & EMMY winning, HBO Films/ BBC Drama mini- series HOUSE OF SADDAM. Before that she was a production coordinator in feature films and worked on several Middle East documentaries.
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