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Abbe Hassan

Director, producer and screenwriter Abbe Hassan (b. 1981) is the producer behind the critically acclaimed feature film A Hustler’s Diary (2017), which became one of the most successful Swedish films of the year. He has directed several short films, the latest being Gold (2017), which won ‘Best Short Film’ at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival Kids, and the Grand Short Film Prize at the 2018 Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival. Hassan is currently writing the screenplay of the feature film Exodus, which he is also set to direct. Exodus is scheduled to shoot in 2020.

In his films, Hassan strives to depict an intriguing and true-to-reality image of contemporary society, working with original voices and stories to combine quality with commercial appeal.

Besides working with feature and short films, Hassan has produced over sixty commercials in the last seven years, and is one of the founders of the production company Indian Summer Film.

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A Hustler’s Diary – The Series, created by Ivica Zubac (left) and Abbe Hassan (right), will premiere on SVT in 2020. The series is an eight-part stand-alone sequel to the film A Hustler’s Diary (2017) and follows the main character Metim, now out of prison and back to living with his mother and younger brother. Metim still hopes to become an author or maybe an actor - quite simply, to become rich and famous.

Anna Croneman, Head of Drama at SVT: “It is a warm story about kinship in alienation, insanely funny and different to everything else in the comedy genre.”

The series will be directed by Abbe Hassan and Ivica Zubac and is written by Ivica Zubac along with Marcelo Obon and Can Demirtas.

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Director, producer and screenwriter Abbe Hassan is the producer behind the critically acclaimed feature film A Hustler’s Diary (2017), which became one of the most successful Swedish films of the year. He has directed several short films, the latest being Gold (2017), which won ‘Best Short Film’ at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival Kids, and the Grand Short Film Prize at the 2018 Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival.

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