Along with Maged Nassar and Pierre Mouarkech, Ali is one of the co-founders of Good People.
He was named by the 2015 GUNN Report as one of the top ten advertising directors in the world. His awards haul includes over seven Cannes Lions, the coveted ADC black cube Best of Show, and a D&AD Yellow Pencil for Best Direction. Prior to becoming a Director Ali spent ten years as a creative, where he began his advertising career as an Art Director for Leagas Delaney in Hamburg and ended as the ECD of DDB Berlin. In 2010, he cofounded Elephant along with his creative life partner Maged. Their Never-Say-No-To-Panda cheese spot was named by the Guardian as one of the worlds most watched ads on Youtube ever with over 100 million views. Ali spends his time between Cairo, Athens, and Beirut.
Also if you want to stalk Ali on the interweb, he goes by the nickname alitwotimes.
Maged Nassar cofounded Good People along with Ali Ali and Pierre Mouarkech in 2016.
He plays two roles within Good People, he’s acting ECD for Good People Content and one of Good People Films directors.
In his career he’s collected twelve Cannes, twelve D&AD, an ADC black cube Best of Show, and over 50 global awards.
A perfect day for Maged is him sitting on his couch with a curly-haired girl watching Kurosawa with only three unread emails in his inbox with his toe clipper laying on his coffee table.
He also hates olives.
Pierre hates writing blurbs about himself but loves Good People and good work.
His collaborations with directors, especially with his Good People partners Ali Ali and Maged Nassar have led him to earn over fifty cinematography awards across Cannes, D&AD, Clio, DUBAI LYNX, New York festival and many others.
Pierre always has a smile on his face even in the darkest of hours- you can say he really knows how to find humor in anything and everything. He’s always ready to join the shoot, just as long as good food, good mood and fun are also served.
He is literally the eyes of Good People- every and any beautiful shot in our films is taken by him.
Dalia is mama bear. She's the one you go to if you have a crisis, she gives hugs better than anyone we know, and she always has great advice to give. And just like any other mama, no one can tell her no. No client. No creative. No producer. That’s why throughout her 15 years in advertising working in FP7, MI7, and BBDO she’s won over 100 pitches. We can comfortably say, today, she’s the most sought Managing Director in Egypt.
Hend's a walking oxymoron, with a thick American accent. She manages to dig up the most Egyptian insights you can ever imagine: making her Egypt's most well-rounded Planning Director. She loves digging through data, just like she loves digging the inter web for Ethopian funk beats. Throughout her career, she’s collected awards across the region and globe from EFFIES, AME, DUBAI LYNX, and many other across the MENA and African regions.
If she's not working on your brand, Hend is watching a movie, cooking, or eating while watching a movie.
With a theatrical education and a Master’s degree in Project Management (The American University Cairo 04/08), Zaki started his career as a producer in Cairo’s independent theatre/short film-scene in the early 2000s. In 2007, he started producing for TV, and shortly afterward, he joined JWT Cairo as an Agency Producer, where he produced multiple award winning work for some of Egypt’s leading clients. In 2012, Zaki was part of a team that helped establish, manage, and operate JWT Entertainment, a company for the planning, ideation and production of broadcast and branded content. For the Past 4 years, Khaled has been the Senior Producer for The Talkies Cairo. Throughout his career, Khaled Zaki has produced and contributed to projects that won many awards and recognitions, such as Cannes Lions, D&AD, New York Festival, Effies, Cleo, and DUBAI LYNX among others.
Simply put, Derbala is one of the best producers in the region and he's only 28 years old. Combining street smart with incredible problem solving skills gives him the agility and flexibility to work with our crazy directors. Mahmoud started his career with Amr Arafa and Final Cut - one of the best schools out there. He then moved on to work with the great Ahmed Ganainy for three years, before joining Good People Films last year, giving him an incredibly diverse background and experience in all schools of production.
When we asked Ammar to write something about himself, he admitted he’s not a great writer. That’s Ammar- he’s humble but also absolutely blunt. That’s what makes him our best-kept secret: he’s a teddy bear that you don’t want to piss off. He gained his experience from JMU’s School of Media Arts and Design, followed by working in JWT for one year, then working with one of the region’s biggest production house, ASAP, for two years. And today we are proud to call him our own.
Sabine graduated from IESAV in 2007 and since then she’s been working alongside film producers on short films & documentaries. In 2009, she joined the Talkies Beirut as a production manager, became the Executive Producer of the Dubai office in January 2013. And then we snagged her to be our executive producer at Good People Films Beirut at the end of 2017, when she was 6 months pregnant- yeah she’s that good.
As quiet and serene as she might appear, Chantal is a boiling pot of energy that loves getting things done... properly. Whether she’s working on a low or high budget production, she loves the challenge of finding the right ‘everything’ for each project. Her organizational skills are not only reflected by the pencil display on her desk, at Good People Beirut, but also by how she leaves a set after ‘it’s a wrap’. This 90’s child can really ‘hold a fort down’ if we’re filming at a fort, and we love that about her.