Mostafa Sheshtawy is an Egyptian film director and cinematographer. Started his career as photojournalist during the Egyptian revolution in 2011, his work has been published in various media outlets, including LA Times, Al Jazeera, BBC, ONTV, The Daily News Egypt and many others before moving into motion pictures.
In 2015, he wrote and directed two short films that went on to screen in various festivals such as World of Film International Festival Glasgow 2016, Giffoni film festival 2016 and others.
In 2016 Mostafa went to USA to study cinematography in Maine Media College and was mentored by established cinematographers with years of experience in the American industry.
Since then he has worked in the camera department in over 10 short films and 2 feature films, one of which he just wrapped with Egyptian Director and Director of Photography Ahmad Abdallah as a camera operator and currently he is in production as a director of photography in another feature film called “بعلم الوصول” , directed by Hisham Saqr.
Immortalizing Memories is a beautiful film that poignantly discusses the importance of community set in an age of institutional failure. I love how this film transcends the many aspects that seem to divide humanity–race, religion, politics, culture–and allows the viewer to recall a simpler and saner time when people had more compassion for one another. Bravo, my friend!
Extremely touching story, Beautifully portraid & told. – On Immortalizing Memories