A selection of films from student portfolios & productions by Echo Film School & Studio (2013-2020)

Student reel 2017

Student Film Showreel (Dubai Men's College & Echo Film School)

Productions Featured:

Mirage (Dubai, 2016) I  Coffee Culture UAE (Dubai, 2016)

Negafa (Dubai, 2015)  I  From A to B (Abu Dhabi, 2015) 

Flipped (Dubai, 2015)  I  Dubai Parks Promo (Dubai, 2016)

one dave at a time

Trailer: Produced by Echo Films (Fall Bootcamp, Houston, TX, 2020)

What's gotten into Dave? He's suspiciously happy, and his colleagues have a few outlandish ideas.

Directed by Eman Elshweisy & Marie Louise France 

Written & Edited by Barry Atkins


Art Institute Senior Project (Webisode 1) 2020, Houston, TX

A proof of concept web series, A La Carte is a Spanish language spy thriller created by Bruno Barranco.

lives in me

Produced by Echo Films (Houston, TX, 2020)

A dedicated psychiatrist tries to help a patient who sees her dead love.


Written & Directed by Eman Elshweisy I  Cinematography: Barry Atkins

Remi Winner, Houston Worldfest 2020 (Best Drama)

close calls


Spring Break Bootcamp 2019, Houston, TX

Josh has been hiding something from his new fiancee, and it's about to come back to haunt him. Could those calls that keep coming really be from his dead wife?

laundry night

Produced by Echo Films (Houston, TX, 2020)

All he wanted was a little soap...

An Echo Films / IkeTV / Imaginary Preview Production

Directed by Eman Elshweisy  I  Written by Ike McKris Onyekwere

Cinematography by Barry Atkins

all in a days work


Spring Break Bootcamp 2018, Houston, TX

An eager to please encyclopedia salesman gets more than he bargains for on his first day on the job.

Best Micro Comedy Film: Houston Comedy Short Film Festival (2019)

finding home

Trailer: Houston 48 hour film project, 2018 (extended cut)

A young boy is left to fend for himself after a state of emergency is declared and his city is evacuated.

Music: Parenthesis (by Tricky; Thaws, The Antlers; False Idols, 2013).



Summer Bootcamp 2018, Houston, TX, 2018

A secretive research lab is about to bring its new generation of AI humanoids online - cue the unintended consequences.

are you there?

Houston 48 hour film project, 2017

Haunted by loss, a father struggles to come to terms with what happened to his missing daughter.


Hamilton Middle School, 2018 (After School Program)

A stalker is on the loose, and he may have chosen his next target!

at the pier

Brighton Film School, 2013 (Cine Fest Brighton Film Festival)

What is the woman with the red suitcase hiding? Two nosy teenagers are about to find out.

DUBAI 2013-2016

MIRAGE (2016)

Mirage Trailers
Behind the Scenes on Mirage

NEGAFA (2014)

Funded by TwoFour54 and selected as an official entry for the 2014 Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, Negafa is the story of a bullied kid with a larger than life mother who has to learn to stand up for himself.

Director Abdulrahman Al Madani has since returned to the Festival circuit with 2015’s Beshkara which screened in Dubai. A rising young voice of UAE cinema....

Dubai Parks (2015)

In association with Creative Yas, this series of TV and cinema commercials were commissioned by Dubai Parks and Resorts, currently completing work on three huge new theme parks scheduled to open in 2017 and 2018.

Our work included concept, story and script development in close collaboration with Duabi Men’s College alumnus Almurr Al Marri.

For the Love of Gold (2013)

What happens when a group of first time filmmakers enter the Dubai edition of the 48 hour film project? Their assigned genre: Western. Their first thought: Where can we get some horses? The rest is history.

This is an epic Emirati Western told in 7 minutes (a little more for the ‘director’s cut’) - shootouts, showdowns and sheriffs, and of course - horses - it’s all here in this classic tale of betrayal and revenge.

Dubai Men's College (2013-2016)

A Selection of work by students at Dubai Men's College (between 2013 and 2016).


Many of these films were final capstone graduation projects, and they include festival entries and industry work.

(From A to B - movie and soundtrack (c) ImageNation 2014)

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