Emad Mabrouk was born in Alexandria and has worked as a filmmaker and cultural programmer since 2003. He has directed a number of films: The Dead Won't Mind (El -Maiyet Mesh ha Yiza'al), The Grocer’s Daughter (Bent El Ba’al), The Colour of Life (Loun El-Hayat), and other films. He won a scholarship to study creative documentary film at the Arab Film Institute in Jordan, followed by another scholarship to study direction for multiple cameras from the National School of Cinema, Denmark, in collaboration with SEMAT Foundation. He participated as a member of the viewers’ committee of the Cairo Independent Film Festival. He coordinates and manages filmmaking programmes in a number of places. He also supervises “The Filmmaking Workshop” held at Jesuits Cultural Centre in Alexandria.