Anekdote was founded in 2020 to become a hub for Arab-European audiovisual collaboration. We work with creatives from the Arab world and its diaspora to bring challenging, engaged and inspired voices to the screen. Drawing on a large network of outstanding artists across the Middle East and Western Europe, we produce and co-produce projects ranging from cutting edge fiction shorts to feature documentaries.
Hayder Helo is an Iraqi director, writer and actor. Acclaimed for his work in Underexposure (2005) and In The Last Days of the City (2016), he has worked with filmmakers from New York to Cairo, Amsterdam to Baghdad, to produce powerful cinema with a vision. Hayder is currently co-directing the feature docu-fiction Carbon and works on his own documentary The Color of Our Time.
Jasper Luithlen is an emerging Belgo-German producer and filmmaker with a background in social anthropology (LSE). He has worked as a videographer and producer in London, Brussels, and Switzerland, and is currently finishing his fourth short documentary Sunny World.