STORY

Ancient River Films is a creative studio with bases in Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami and now Cairo. Filmmakers Ali Kareem, Maicon Desouza, and Mustafa Eck met at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and have been collaborating ever since. The three filmmakers hail from Iraq, Brazil, and Egypt respectively. Their roots growing up in the lands of the Euphrates, Amazon and Nile rivers have shaped their world views and artistic sensibilities. Ancient River Films aims to tell stories that highlight our shared humanity and employ storytelling as the means to bridge geographic and cultural barriers.

A creative studio focused on telling stories that highlight our shared humanity.

TEAM

ALI KAREEM
MAICON DESOUZA
MUSTAFA ECK

LAX

Los Angeles

MIA

Miami

DFW

Dallas

CAI

Cairo, Egypt

PORTFOLIO

Find your way – Reebok
Commercials
T-MOBILE
Commercials
Lion Heart
Doc
KAJO – ASPIRATION
Music Videos
MATCHBOX
Narrative
Airboat Carl
Doc
ZOLOMUN G – WELL WATER
Music Videos
PASAPORTE
Narrative
KAJO – BRIGHTER TIMES
Commercials
SERENDIPITY
Narrative
UTN1 – MUR BIYAA
Music Videos
OUT OF PLACE
Narrative
OPEN ROAD
Narrative
ACROSS THE RIVER
Narrative
KAJO – BRIGHTER TIMES 2
Commercials
THE CONDUCTOR
Narrative
DEEB – MASRAH DEEB
Music Videos
IN THE DOORWAY
Narrative
MEHDI
Narrative
RECOMMENCE
Narrative
ACCENTS & GROOVES
Doc
THE TIME OF RAMADAN
Music Videos
  • For such an advanced civilization as ours to be without images that are adequate to it is as serious a defect as being without memory.

    WERNER HERZOG
  • The cinema substitutes for our gaze a world more in harmony with our desires.

    ANDRÉ BAZIN
  • I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do.

    ROGER EBERT
  • Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.

    PABLO PICASSO

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