Amin Matalqa

Position: Writer, filmmaker, director

Amin was born in Jordan and raised in the USA. He makes films about dreamers and unsung heroes, bridging cultural gaps between East and West. His films include: Captain Abu Raed, winner of the Sundance World Cinema Audience Award (2008) and the first Oscar submission from Jordan; Disney’s soccer drama, The United; Strangely In Love,  a Chaplinesque Los Angeles-set comedy adaptation of Dostoevsky’s Russian novella White Nights; and The Rendezvous, a caper adventure starring Stana Katic (Castle) and Raza Jaffrey (Code Black). Most recently, he co-wrote the pilot and directed two episodes of Netflix’s controversial first Arabic language teenage supernatural show, Jinn (2019). Amin has an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute and is an alumnus of the ABC/DGA TV Directors program.

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