A Freelance Producer/Director with 15 years experience in the UK television industry; mainly the BBC. .
Most recently, worked as the Art Department Co-Ordinator on Fast & Furious 7 in Abu Dhabi. Also made short films for ADNOC, MASDAR and The Sheikh Zayed Learning Centre.
Director - Cameraman - Steadicam Op. - DOP
PoBox 77804 Abu Dhabi
I’m a freelancer and I have skills like Director / Cameraman / DOP / Steadicam Operator, with my own steadicam equipment.
I have 20 years experience as Director, 25 as Steadicam Operator and over 30 as Cameraman/dop.
I have experience in : feature films, drama , commercials (tvc), documentaries, corporate, video music, tv series, tv events, reality show’s, entertainment, live broadcast, eng, efp, sports, news, aerial shooting, underwater shooting (with padi), inline skating shooting, octocopter shooting (drone)…
I also have aerial filming and aerial branding/advertising services.
Videographic Services, Aerial filming (Drone) and aerial branding/advertising services (blimp/zeppelin), Steadicam shooting, DOP, Director.
Holder of an MFA from the New York Film Academy in Hollywood California, a BA in Communication Arts and a minor in Psychology from the Lebanese American University in Beirut. Apart from his own film projects, Zaid worked internationally for well-established TV shows as an Assistant Director, Director, writer and Producer. His experience covered a wide range of entertainment such as high-powered Entertainment TV’s (E!) Golden Globes coverage (2013, 2014), a Soccer reality-competition show featuring Diego Maradona, children’s educational Sesame Street NY produced Amman, to name a few. And on camera, Zaid worked as a TV correspondent for MBC group in Hollywood. In 2009, Zaid established his company Zaha Productions, producing 6 award winning short films to date creating strong work relationships with prestigious production houses in Los Angeles, and the Gulf. His Directorial debut film Baram & Hamza won International awards and distribution, and his next films continued on the same track. His other films include Love…Older (of 2 parts) and & the 2012 Oscar-qualified film Bahiya & Mahmoud, after winning “Best of Fest” at the Palm Springs Int. Shortfest. Zaid is currently freelancing between Hollywood, Abu Dhabi and Dubai while developing his first feature film Daughters of Abdul-Rahman in partnership with The Doha Film Institute, Torino Film Lab, Royal Film Commission of Jordan and other international film organizations like the RAWI-Sundance screenwriter’s lab.
Writing, producing, directing and developing content for TV and Film