Melissa has been working in the film and advertising industry for ten years, for the most part producing commercials and music videos. More recently Melissa has worked the BBC comedy drama ‘The Young Offenders’, Ridley Scott’s upcoming feature ‘The Last Duel’ and Apple’s upcoming series ‘Foundation’.
Melissa is currently working on Disney’s latest feature ‘ Disenchanted’.
Melissa also produces commercials, branded content, music videos and live events for production companies, advertising agencies, global brands and artists. Melissa attended the National College of Art & Design, Dublin before completing a BA in Business at Dublin City University. Prior to working in production, Melissa spent five years working in investment banking in Dublin and Sydney. In her career to date, Melissa has worked with artists including Kylie Minogue, Vance Joy & Shawn Mendes and global brands including Virgin Media, Visa & Lidl.
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