Happy Birthday Younis

Happy Birthday Younis

Younis is a portly old man who drives a beaten-up old taxi. The film follows the events on the day of his birthday, as the fiery but old-fashioned Younis struggles to find his place in the changing, modern city that surrounds him. A touching and Provocative film.

Mohammed Al Otaiba

Mohammed Al Otaiba

Mohammed is one of our creative lab community members and an inspiring applicant. This project has been an amazing chapter in our journey. Huge thanks to all our creative lab members who have contributed to this amazing project.

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who worked on this project

Ihab Mokayed

Behind the scenes video

Hashim Malik

Behind the scenes photography + extra

Adel Al Humeiry

Assist Production Manager + extra

Abdullah Al Junaibi

Behind the scenes photography + extra

Sanoop Dinesh

Assist Production Manager

Faisal Al Jadir

Continuity Person

Mohammed Modafir

Shadow production

Amna Al Neyadi

Shadow production


Shadow production


Shadow production

Rami Barakat


Ayesha Al Amri

Assistant Editor

Technical Specifications


shooting format: HD
screening format: uncompressed video file
frames/sec: 25
screen ratio: 16:9
colour / B&W: Colour
running time: 20:00 minutes


sound format: embedded
language: Arabic