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The Waiting Room

Fall Grant 2015 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Hend Fakhroo / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 25 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic, English / Interests: Drama, Family, Based on a True Story, Friendship

Synopsis

We are all aware of the various differences among cultures – language and tradition being the most obvious – but there is perhaps nothing more universal than the emotional roller coaster that accompanies caring for a loved one in distress. Qatari filmmaker Hend Fakhroo explores this commonality in the moving story of two young women, each looking after a parent in intensive care, who forge a connection while they wait for developments in the suspended time so particular to the hospital environment.

Credits

Director
Hend Fakhroo
Screenwriter
Hend Fakhroo, Patricia Donohue
Producer
Alexandra Fredricks
Executive Producer
Hend Fakhroo, Patricia Donohue

About the Director

Hend Fakhroo is a Qatari writer and director. Hend graduated with honours in 2005 from St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She directed her first short ‘His Name’ in 2012 and her second ‘The Waiting Room’ in 2016. Both have done well on the festival circuit. Hend has been developing her first feature, ‘Behind Closed Doors’, for three years and has participated in the Hezayah writing lab with screen doctor Antoine LeBos.

Production Company Profile

Certifiable Productions was established in 2013 and is based in Doha. The company’s aim is to provide a platform for local and regional filmmakers to develop their projects. It is currently involved in the pre-production of a reality-TV series, a short film and a feature-length film. Certifiable Productions is owned by Qatari filmmaker Hend Fakhroo, and currently employs people on a freelance basis.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016, Made in Qatar (WP)
Dubai International Film Festival 2016, Muhr Short

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Hend Fakhroo

    Email: 
    hendkf@gmail.com

  • Production Company

    Certifiable Productions

    Company: 
    Certifiable Productions
    Email: 
    certifiableproductions@gmail.com

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