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Spyke To The Core

Fall Grants 2016 - Development Stage

Nermeen Salem / Feature Narrative / Egypt, Qatar / 2019 / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Children


Emotionless Bahtan meets hyperactive Felfella and together they discover the secrets behind Bahtan’s leather bag, and why he is devoid of feelings. They fight About Ghateet – a failed writer – who steals people’s emotions in order to create his artwork. Upon defeating him, they free Bahtan’s parents and return people’s stolen emotions, thereby restoring the colour to their faces.


Nermeen Salem
Nermeen Salem
Nermeen Salem
Production Company
Rufy’s Film Company

About the Director

Nermeen Salem is a filmmaker and a co-founder of Rufy’s Films Company in Alexandria. She studied filmmaking at the Jesuit Filmmaking Workshop, and Theology and Filmmaking at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, as a Fulbright Scholar. She worked as a primary schoolteacher for 10 years and has written and directed several children films, as well as conducting filmmaking workshops for children at schools, institutions and centres, which resulted in several short children’s films.


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    Nermeen Salem

    Rufy's Film Company

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