Constantine Nasr is an award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer born in Beirut, Lebanon. He is best known for his films which explore identity and culture in the Middle East and North Africa.
Nasr studied at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in film production. He then went on to study film at the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in directing.
Nasr’s first feature film, A Stone in the Sea, was released in 2011. The film follows the story of a young Lebanese man who returns home after living in the United States for many years. He discovers the difficulties of reintegrating into his culture as he is faced with a range of generational and political tensions. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
Nasr’s second feature film, The Narrow Frame of Midnight, was released in 2014. The film follows the story of two estranged siblings who reunite after their father’s death. As they try to make sense of their past, they must face the consequences of the war and their cultural differences. The film was critically acclaimed and won the Best Narrative Feature award at the Dubai International Film Festival.
In addition to his feature films, Nasr has directed several documentaries. His documentaries often focus on social issues and themes of identity and belonging. His documentary, A Stray, which follows the story of a Somali refugee in Minneapolis, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Nasr continues to work in the film industry and is currently developing several feature films and documentaries. His work has been praised for its honest and sincere exploration of identity and culture. He has been honored with numerous awards, including the prestigious John Cassavetes Award from the Independent Spirit Awards.
Constantine Nasr is an accomplished director whose films explore identity and culture in the Middle East and North Africa. He has been honored with a range of awards for his work, and continues to use his unique perspective to tell stories that are both personal and socially relevant.