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Starting Point

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A young southwest Arabian wall painter spends her days with her mother painting the village, and bringing life and color to her community. Until one day, an Oryx Kidnaps her mother and Corrupts the town! Will the little girl succeed in rescuing her mother and save the village?


It is with great pride that I present you all of you my thesis film, ‘Starting Point’.

بكل فخر أقدم لكم فيلمي القصير, "نقطة بداية" ان شاء الله ينال إعجابكم وأرحب برأيكم!

This film was done as my MFA thesis during my studies in DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

I made this film as a fairy tale to express feelings and address the extreme lack of hope in many young people. Especially in the Arab world and middle east, and a dialogue with myself to deal with how I feel about these events, what my place in the world and what I can do with my limited abilities. it is more of an allegorical fairy tale, that tries to address the question of hope and how to move on from tragedy.

I hope you enjoy this film, I hope to continue making animation shorts and cartoons, if you enjoy this work and wish to support me, please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel at: -


and I will be making more animation shorts in the future, if you wish to support my creative works please consider supporting my patreon, you will only be charged per-animation I create: -


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Also big shout out to the cast and crew, and my dear friend Nick (www.twitter.com/rolling_plunder), without his help in cleanup this film would’ve taken much longer. And thank you to all the talent and faculty who helped me finish this film.

Feel free to share your thoughts and interpretations in the comments, I hope you enjoy it, thank you for watching.

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you nice animator

ما أدري ايش أقول والله، أسلوب رسم جميل، قصة جيدة، رسالة هادفة، أخيراً فيلم قصير عربي وما يكون فاشل وبدون شغف! إنشالله ناس أكثر يقدروا يشوفوا هذا العمل، أستمر.

A stylish and compelling story. Great use of tone changes in music and palette changes for emphasis. Fine work!

(رائعة حقا)

روعة يرافو عليك انا متابعك من الجزائر

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4.43 / 5.00

Nov 8, 2020
5:44 AM EST
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