Ehsan Al-Shammari

Ehsan was a Photographer before choosing to come to SAIT, and being inspired by the film environment, the Notting Hill movie, and a passion for photography, Ehsan chose to take the FVP program, which has since opened Ehsan’s eyes and provided an increased knowledge to get into this field. Through the elements of teamwork, problem solving, and the Camera Department, Ehsan found a passion for filmmaking, and aspires to become a DOP or Production Manager in the future. Having plans to join as many unions as possible, Ehsan is currently working, and intends on continuing to do so post graduation.


Ehsan’s favourite films are Empire of the Sun (1987), Pearl Harbor (2001), and Mask (1985), with favourite directors being Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, and Edgar Wright.


“Always invest in yourself, learn, and put it in action.”

Ehsan Al-Shammari