Spring Grants 2016 - Development Stage
‘Bull Shark’ is inspired by real events that took place during the second wave of economic growth in the GCC, from the late 1990s until 2011. At that time, a sharia-compliant standard for private-equity investment banking allowed for the development of hedge funds to facilitate the infrastructure of mega-cities and numerous other projects in all GCC countries and around the world. When an up-and-coming banker gets hints of foul play from his most loyal investors, he is compelled to attempt to topple a regime stifled by greed, excess and power.
- Mohammed Al Ibrahim
- Mohamed Al Hamadi, Bassam Al Ibrahim, Khaled Al Jaber
- Production Company
- Innovation Films
About the Director
Mohammed Al Ibrahim's 2010 narrative short 'Land of Pearls' screened at a number of events, including the Gulf Film Festival, DTFF, and ADFF. He also wrote and directed the short film Bidoon in 2013, winning best short narrative at ADFF and GCC Film Festival. He is a Film & Media graduate from the University of California, Irvine.