Hamzah Jamjoom is a passionate young Saudi Arabian film student who returns to his home country as one of the principle characters in the MacGillivray-Freeman film, ARABIA 3D. Born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Hamzah came to study in the U.S. at the age of 17 and is now completing his graduate work in film studies at Chicago’s DePaul University. His driving dream is to join a youthful generation of scientists, thinkers and innovators in Saudi Arabia who he believes will fulfill the potential and spearhead a new Golden Age for his country.
One of Hamzah Jamjoom’s most notable accomplishments is his work on the IMAX feature film ARABIA 3D, where his experience filming with IMAX cameras in remote deserts and vast oceans gave him a keen eye for capturing and personifying the beauty of nature and of Saudi Arabia. ARABIA 3D went on to win numerous awards for cinematography and cultural exploration. As a director and co-founder of production company Digital Hydra, Hamzah uses his rich visual style and storytelling skills to engage audiences in subjects that matter.
Born and raised in the coastal city of Jeddah, Hamzah Jamjoom grew up surrounded by positive female influences, a safe environment, and lived a good life, in contradiction to how the West has viewed. Hamzah directed the film, which won the Red Sea International Film Festival’s Best Saudi film category. His movie “Rupture,” a complicated psychological thriller, tells the story of a pregnant Saudi woman who must distinguish reality from dreams and drug-induced delusions and perceptions of death, before a killer gets to her and her family. Her fractured life and memory are not the only things that stand in her way.
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