Occupied Kuwait, 1990. Two dead bodies lie in the street. Day after day, everyone passes them by,
afraid to stop. Except one man. Inspired by true events.
TO REST IN PEACE trailer: vimeo.com/13172930
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Toronto Beaches Film Festival. Winner: Best Short Film.
Park City Film Music Festival. Winner: Third place in Short Film.
Lake Arrowhead Film Festival.
Social World Film Festival.
Newport Beach Film Festival.
Norwich Film Festival.
LACMA Muse Young Directors Night.
Irvine Film Festival.
Super Shorts Int'l Film Festival.
Mizna's Twin Cities Arab Film Festival.
Brantford Film Festival. Winner: Best Short Film.
Tacoma Film Festival.
SoCal Film Fest. Winner: Best Student Short.
Crystal Palace International Film Festival.
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival.
Central Florida International Film Festival. Winner: Paul Leder Award (Best Student Film).
NYC International Film Festival. Winner: Best Student Short
LA Shorts International Film Festival.
Real to Reel International Film Festival. Winner: Best Amateur Short.
World Cup Film Awards. Winner: Short Film Champion.
Breckenridge Festival of Film.
AmPav Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase.
LA New Wave International Film Festival.
Gulf Film Festival.
Kuwait International Film Retreat. Winner: 1st place in Cinematography. Winner: 2nd place in Directing, Editing.
Dubai Film Festival. Official premier.
Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Winner: Best world song. Nominated: Best original score.
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. Winner: Silver Prize.
Super Shorts Film Festival. Script Finalist.
American Gem Script Competition. Finalist.
TO REST IN PEACE
Michael Benyaer, Rajia Baroudi, Merik Tadros
Directed by فواز المتروك Fawaz Al-Matrouk
Produced by Josh Clavir, Cat Youell, Brad Crowe
Co-Producer Evan Cholfin
Director of Photography Sean Conaty
Production Designer Katie Byron
Costume Designer Prasanna Iyengar
Edited by Zachary Dehm & Ryan Frost
Sound by Chris Whetstone
VFX by Michael Ashton
Original Score by Leah Curtis