Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1995-01-24 (26 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Also Known As: مشعل الجاسر
Meshal Al Jaser was born and raised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He became interested in film at a very young age. Since Saudi Arabia didn’t have movie theaters at the time, he decided to make his own films. At 17 years old, Jaser was the main contributor to Folaim’s channel and was one of the first Saudis to direct short films for Telfaz 11’s YouTube channels. Together the channels have garnered around 870 million viewers, and 8.6 million subscribers. In 2016, Jaser directed “Is Sumiaty Going to Hell?” a short film that addresses the struggle Indonesian maids face in the Gulf. The film received final nomination in Oscar eligible festivals, such as LA Shorts Fest and NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. It was also a winner of the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards and was officially selected in many other festivals. His next short, “Under Concrete,” released in 2017, was the winner in the worldwide Qomrah competition. This year, Jaser directed a United Nations campaign for refugees. He was also one of 10 Saudi directors chosen by the Saudi government to represent the Saudi consul in events at Paramount Pictures, Ace Theater, and the Cannes Film Festival.
Movies & TV shows
A child is trapped under concrete after her home was destroyed in Syria.
Folaim - Maybe
A man with a neurological condition describes what it's like to be on the spectrum.
Folaim - Can I Go Out?
A girl is asking for her parent's permission to go out with her friend.
Folaim - My Friend Satan
There is a relationship between Satan and a Saudi student in LA California.
Folaim | These with Public Needs
A man in a wheelchair is confronted by a thief and has a change of heart.
Folaim - Barrel
A painter finds a mysterious red barrel in his room.
Folaim - Cocktail
A sarcastic mashup of several genres to deliver a simple incident between a group of guys.
Folaim - Moment of Silliness
A guy who makes silly puns with his friends realizes that he's showing symptoms of a new pandemic.
Folaim - Ahm Ahm
While a guy chokes on a date, no one around him realizes.
Folaim - Eid's Heart
A Chubby kid experiences Eid for the first time of his life.
Folaim - Belly for Two Riyals
The short film features an obsessed guy who is captured by an ad for breaking new pills that help in losing weight.
Folaim - Joker Experiment
A young guy reenacts a scene of Dark Knight's "Joker" for an audition.
Folaim - Copyrights
A young director shares his drafted script with his friend only to be surprised that his friend betrays him.