Screening of Director Yaser Al Neyadi's Short Film Shrimp at Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi
Director Yaser Al Neyadi's short Film Shrimp will be screened at the Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi on the 29th of November at 07:00 pm (GMT 4+). The screening comes as part of Wednesdays at the Warehouse
Programme, in collaboration with Cinema Akil.
Launched in 2015, Warehouse421 is a cultural space that encourages artistic expressions, and supports the perceptive processes, in order to reinforce the UAE's creative community. It was transformed from an industrial warehouse located in the Mina Zayed of Abu Dhabi, to a platform for art and culture, design and creativity, performance and music, from regional, international and UAE-based artists, designers and cultural practitioners.
The events of Shrimp take place in weird night when a group of people brought together under absurd circumstances and they express their darkest sides and their most twisted desires. The short film received the Best Director Award within the Muhr Gulf Short Competition at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Written and directed by Yaser Al Neyadi, Shrimp stars Khalid Alnuaimi, Sultan Alshamisi, Hanan Alblooshi, Adel Abdu, Mohamed Salah, and Ksenia Giorno. MAD Solutions is handling the film's distribution in the Arab world.
Emirati director Yaser Al Neyadi graduated with a BA in Mass CommunicationTV and Radio Production and Film Studies from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). He works at the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority. He wrote and directed many short films that took part in local, Arab and international festivals. He won several awards, the last of which was the award for Best Director at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) for his short film Shrimp. He took part in 15 plays as an actor, the most recent of which was his collaboration with French theater director Marcel Bozonnet on a contemporary theatrical performance as a joint cultural project between the UAE and France. As for TV, Yaser acted in numerous TV dramas. He also worked as a TV presenter on Sabah Al Dar and Shababna, both of which aired on Abu Dhabi TV, and focused on topics pertaining to arts in general cinema in particular.