Interchange project: A Gaza Weekend
Basil was born and raised in Nazareth, to a Palestinian father and an English-Irish mother. He studied in Edinburgh, at Screen Academy Scotland, an MA in Producing & Script Development, and in 2006 Basil directed his debut feature documentaries REPLAY REVENGE that toured international film festivals then directed GAME OF DEATH & SURVIVAL for AlJazeera English.
He also produced and directed a number of fiction and documentary short films including the award-winning film SHOOTER.
Basil is currently living in London where he works as a freelance producer on British and international television productions with known artists such as Jamie Oliver and Ricky Gervais and has also co-written a 25-episode kids TV series for AlJazeera Children’s Channel.
Basil is also a screenwriter, and his latest screenplay; A GAZA WEEKEND took part in the 2010 RAWI/Sundance screenwriters’ lab and the Torino Film Lab: Interchange programme with the Dubai International Film Festival and EAVE. Basil has three other screenplays in development, one of which as a producer.