The Big House (Al Bayt Al Kabeer)
    Arabic with English subtitles, 2013, 5 minutes, color, U.S.A./Yemen, Shorts Competition
    When a young Yemeni boy ventures out of his cramped apartment and finds a key to the empty mansion down the street, he lets himself and his imagination run wild in the big house.

    About the Director

    Musa Syeed's first feature film, Valley of Saints, won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He previously codirected Bronx Princess, which screened at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival, and produced A Son’s Sacrifice, named the best documentary short at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Syeed's current features in development are supported by the San Francisco Film Society, the TorinoFilmLab, and the Tribeca Film Institute.

    Cast and Credits

    Director: Musa Syeed

    Screenwriter: Musa Syeed

    Producer: Ahlam Said

    Sound Design And Mix: Cory Choy

    Composer: Luke Allen

    Cinematographer: Musa Syeed

    Colorist: Ayhan Cebe

    Principal Cast: Yaseen Mansour, Zolikha Kaid

    Contact: Musa Syeed / musa@musasyeed.com