Egyptian writer, producer, and director of the award-winning 2004 documentary Take Me.
His first film was a 12-minute short called 18 September from 1994.
His debut feature film In the Last Days of the City was released in 2013.
His father Ahmed El Said was a writer for the famous 70s children's radio program A Song and A Tale.
He was born in the same country as fellow film professional Omar Sharif.