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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 2021.

2020 saw the premiere of A Hustler’s Diary – The Series, a stand-alone series based on the hit movie of the same title. The popular comedy-drama is directed by Hassan and Ivica Zubak.

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.

Awards

Shortlisted for LovelyBooks Leserpreis, Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards See full list
The Giffoni International Film Festival Nominee (Best Short Film) Italy – Gold 2018
Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival (Grand Short Film Prize) South Korea – Gold 2018
Toronto International Kids Film Festival (Best Short Film) Canada – Gold 2018
Stockholm International Film Festival (The Victor Award) Sweden – Måste gitt A Hustler's Diary 2017
Live at Heart Festival (Filmfoten) Sweden – Måste gitt A Hustler's Diary 2017
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‘A Hustler’s Diary – The Series’ to premiere on SVT

A Hustler’s Diary is a stand-alone series based on the hit movie of the same title, released in 2017. All eight episodes of the series will be available to watch on SVT Play on September 4. The first episode will air September 5 on SVT 1.

The comedy-drama is directed by Abbe Hassan and Ivica Zubac. The script is written by Ivica Zubac along with Marcelo Obon and Can Demirtas.

‘A Hustler’s Diary – The Series’ premieres on SVT in 2020

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.

Photo: Jesper Brandt

Abbe Hassan joins Salomonsson Agency

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.

Hassan is currently writing the screenplay of the feature film Exodus, which he is also set to direct.