Ajmal Koya (Appu)
Line Producer | Fixer | Production Coordinator
twofour54 - Abu Dhabi - UAE
For the past 10 years, I have worked as a Line Producer / Fixer /Coordinator and creative individual in the film, Television and Advertisement Industries. As an experienced Production Person, I’m well versed at Planning, Budgeting, Designing, organizing, coordinating managing big -Small budget films, TV Soap series, TV/web commercials ,Events and other creative projects – Hundreds of product shoots Over 20 Big Budgeted Movies and countless TV Commercials. In my last position as Line Producer I was Responsible for the practical Aspects of Film Production Such As Planning, Budgeting, Scheduling, Estimation, Location Permissions, Crew management, Equipment & Grip Hiring, Casting, Artist Coordination, Transportation post scheduling, accommodation for crews including visa applications and generating call sheets as well as managing production team and teams of designers while being able to generate a Joy and professional working environment. a team Player with Can-Do Attitude, and a Graphic Designer Having Plenty of Accounting Skills.
The services you offer:
- Line Producer
- Fixer ( UAE & INDIA)
- Production Coordinator
- Production Manager
- Production Supervisor
Key contact person:
Mr. Ajmal Koya (Appu)
+97156892 4451 (UAE)
Production Assistant, Production Coordinator
Abu Dhabi, UAE
I have five years of production experience in my hometown of New York City, on projects ranging from promotional videos to feature film. I started on the History Channel series “”The Men Who Built America,”” to help with wrap. After this, I joined a boutique production company as a producer’s assistant. I procured crew, locations, permits, and services such as production insurance from external vendors. During production, I was in charge of work permits, petty cash, catering, transportation and other rentals, and acted as 2nd AD. In between, I enjoyed performing similar duties on many short films while attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where I graduated with a BFA in Film and Television Production. I recently relocated to Abu Dhabi and had the opportunity to work for the 2017 Dubai International Film Festival. The role was fast-paced and required constant problem-solving. Most importantly, it gave me an idea of the industry in the region, which I look forward to expanding on set.
Services: Production Assistant, Production Coordinator
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.
I am a recent graduate in Film Directing from the University of West London and before that I had the chance to study and work in the UAE for 8\9 years. Those years have been the most formative of my life and that is why I consider Abu Dhabi to be my second home. After getting a scholarship from the Crown Prince Court to study at Sorbonne I worked on Abu Dhabi’s Major events till I finally switched industries and became a media analyst for a government think tank.
That allowed me to understand the important role the press plays in shaping public opinion but it also gave me the motivation to leave all this life behind and take on a career in film and that is why i moved to Berlin to do my Masters in film directing. Now it’s been a year since I graduated and I hope to be able to mix my knowledge in law, politics and dramaturgie to write and direct films that are relevant to the region but in the meantime it is essential for me to collaborate on projects to improve my skills and work alongside a group of like minded people.
Below is a modest list of projects i have worked on:
–Cast for “Incendies” (2010) directed by Denis Villeneuve
-Extra for ”Rosewater” (2014) directed by Jon Stewart
-PA for Stand-up comedy shows with “Jamel Debbouze” and “Gad Elmaleh” (2014)
-Writer/Producer/Director of short documentary “Dhahiyet al-Hussein” (2019)
-Writer/Director/Editor of commercial “2020: Toilet Paper Space Odyssey” (2020)
-PA, DIT & Assistant Editor for Feature film “Spectre” (2021) directed by Saeed Rashed
Freelance Film Industry Professional working on Feature Films with Studios such as Warner Bros Studios, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures. Most recent credits include Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again (2018) Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Wonder Woman (2017) and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)
Seasoned film production professional with 6 years of experience within the Canadian Film Industry in Vancouver and Toronto. Worked on all formats – Features, Television, Mini-Series, Commercials, Music Videos and Short Films.
I have worked for – 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Yash Raj Films, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Lifestyle Network, Sci-Fi Channel.Worked the last 10 years in the Canadian Film and TV industry in various roles – Locations PA, Office PA, Production Secretary, Assistant Locations Manager, Assistant Production Coordinator, Travel Coordinator.
Production Coordinator/ Production Manager
UAE credits as Production Co-ordinator include Picture Vehicle Coordinator: Rashash (2020), RACE 3, TIGER ZINDA HAI and DUVVADA JAGANATHAM. Other key credits as Production Co-ordinator include MESSIAH (Jordan Unit). Other notable credits include WAR MACHINE (Assistant Co-ordinator) and FURIOUS 7 (Travel Co-ordinator).