Oualid Mouaness, a RAWI Sundance Screenwriting Fellow, grew up between Lebanon and Liberia. He received an MFA in Writing and Directing from Florida State University in 1997. As a producer, he has worked on fiction features, music videos, commercials and documentaries; most notably Rize (Sundance/Tribeca 2005). Kitchen Privileges, the first independent film that he edited and co-produced, premiered at SXSW in 2000. Oualid’s work has been nominated for numerous awards. In 2012 his projects with Drake, Rihanna, Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift were nominated at the VMA’s, MVPA’s and the CMA’s. Mouaness has directed seven short films including Saint In The Sun, which screened at the New York Independent International Film Festival in 2002.
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