• Short
  • 2017
  • 15 Minutes
  • Egypt
  • Language: Arabic

When Nancy suffers from a sudden cardiac arrest in a morning, her only chance of survival lies in the hands of her oblivious five years old son Asser.

Director: Youssef Hanafy, Mahmoud Essa

Screenwriter: Mahmoud Essa, Youssef Hanafy

Production Company: Haifong Collective



2017, 39th Cairo International Film Festival, International Short Film Competition, Egypt

2017, 15th International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools "Kinoproba", Official Competition, Russia

2018, 11th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh, Official Competition, Bangladesh

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Mahmoud Essa, Youssef Hanafy

DOP / Camera: Marco Michel

Editor: Youssef Hanafy, Mahmoud Samir

Music: Exist Strategy

Sound: Abdel Rahman Mahmoud

Producer: Mahmoud Essa, Youssef Hanafy, Omar El Halawany

Cast: Asser Hany, Rana Haridy, Nancy Attallah


Youssef Hanafy

Youssef Mahmoud is a visual effect supervisor and co-founder of Squids Visual Arts, a post-production company based in Cairo, Egypt. He worked on numerous Egyptian projects including features and TV serials. His first foray in directing was through a number of commercials & music videos.


Mahmoud Essa

Mahmoud Samir is a filmmaker and online film critic based in Cairo, Egypt.
He’s a senior student at the High Cinema Institute in Cairo.
His first documentary short Emmanuel was selected in the 34th BUFF International Film Festival in Malmo, Sweden & won the Special Prix at 3rd Des Arts // Des Cinés Danse Et Cinema Festival at Saint Etienne in France this year.

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