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Assaf al Rousan is a Marketer and storyteller, spends more than 15 years in Marketing and PR, and media. He has worked with leading companies such as Yahoo, Maktoob, Sports Up Jordan. He also worked with some major national and international business entities and brands such as USAID Jordan, IYCE, Fastlink, Chilis Qatar, and OPTIMIZA. Assaf holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Yarmouk University

Since he was a kid, drawing was his talent and thing he was known for among his peers, and later, he became a member of the University painting club during his undergraduate studies (2000-2003). He wrote his first short story in 2001 when he had suffered from a painter’s block – if there is something like that – and he writes since then. In 2007 he won the first-place prize in the field of writing short stories from the Culture Supreme committee of Irbid the – Jordan City of Culture for the year 2007

In 2010 he starts writing movie reviews as a freelancer. Later in 2012, he began a YouTube channel to review movies in Arabic the channel (Ja5ah Movie) became the first Arabic YouTube channel for movie reviews. Throughout the YouTube channel, he continues to breakdown, and analyze movies and make experimental films

In 2017 Assaf had a heart attack, which was a big wakeup call for him, his condition well known among the medical community by the term “The Widow-Maker” and his chance to survive was under 6%. On the surgery table, he was thinking: “I’m going to die before making a film”

Next, in 2018 he attended the Royal Film Commission-Jordan Digital Film Making Workshop and had the chance to direct his first short (100 Years of Freeze). The movie was well-received and first premiered in Tunisia at the RIFAC film Award, following the film had participated in several festivals in Africa, Asia, North America, and won several awards

In 2019 he participated in few productions, the latest was acting a two scenes role at a feature film directed by Mohamed Diab and produced by Hany Abu-Assad

From the end of the year 2018 until 2020, Assaf worked on his first feature-length film screenplay project  entitled “Son of the Alien”. The project has chosen to participate in the 16th round of Rawi Screenwriters Lab (LINK)

Work is underway in 2021 to produce a short film entitled Namshi

Assaf is married and father of two boys, and he hopes to continue in following his passion for storytelling and  film making

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