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Amer Al Khuffash
Don Of Sahara

AMER AL KUFFASH, Don of Sahara the multi, disciplinary artist

 

Alkhuffash, was born in Bahrain, Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Yarmouk University majoring in Theatre & Music in 1992.

Amer is A pioneering multi-disciplinary artist in Arab world, started acting at early age, and has a long experience in the field of Theater, films, TV production, Music and Dance, he co-founded the Jordanian Al-Fawanees Theater Group, the Amman Theater Days Festival in the 90’s, and Al-Balad theater during early 2000 in Jordan, and a member in the international theater institute ITI.

This scorpion sign artist, has received several awards like Best Multi, disciplinary Theater Actor, Best Theatrical Makeup Artist among many other important awards. Directed and produced many remarkable theatrical productions that toured the Arab region such as Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan. Also, he directed many influential awareness TV campaigns, as well as commercials and music videos for himself and for other well-known Arab stars. His latest theatrical production in 2010 was “Petra Rocks” with the National Centre for Culture and Arts/ King Hussein Foundation, a huge Musical play that was funded by the Royal Hashemite Court and Greater Amman Municipality where he played the main role as well as wrote the script for the play, and the music lyrics for this production In Jordan.

Amer Served as children's drama instructor for 4 years in a number of private schools and the competent institutions in Jordan.

Amer presented various diverse roles for TV series, and participated as an actor alongside big names from the Arab and International Cinema scene.

As a musician, singer, composer and lyrics writer, Amer has four music albums, the latest one has received international recognition and was released in 2010, titled “Don of Sahara – Amer Al Khuffash). As a vocalist he participated in many soundtracks of prominent TV series in the Arab world, and was awarded the second Place of the Best World Song Prize from the International Oriental Music Festival in Bosnia 2006.

As a jury member, Al-Khuffash participated in many Competitions within renowned festivals, such as Al Sawari Theater Festival in Bahrain in 2013, and the Gulf Festival for TV and Radio in various editions. Recently, Amer was a member of the jury at the Bahrain Film Festival for its third session in October 2023 in the Kingdom of Bahrain

As a writer, author, in recent years and present time, Amer Al-Khuffash has established himself in the art scene as an author and screenwriter for film and television, leveraging his extensive and diverse artistic experience. His passion for art and literature has been a driving force since the beginning of his career, where he first discovered his talent by writing for television and theatre, as well as penning lyrics and directing music videos for renowned Arab singers. Additionally, he has written scripts for voice-over content in documentaries and social awareness campaigns, showcasing his multifaceted artistic skills.

Amer currently has several screenplays and television scripts that reflect his unique artistic style, known for breaking conventional norms and thinking outside the box. His work spans various genres, including drama, mystery, thriller, fantasy, legends, horror, comedy, romance, musical productions, karma philosophy, astronomy, culinary and other topics, all characterized by rich visual and substantive quality.

The decision to fully delve into writing for television and cinema came after a significant turning point in Amer's life. In 2011, Amer underwent disc surgery that resulted in partial paralysis, mainly a condition known medically as "foot drop", because of a medical error. Through determination and extensive rehabilitation, Amer persevered and adapted to his new reality. This experience became a turning point in his life, inspiring him to channel his renewed artistic energy into writing.

Amer has always been rebellious against conventional norms in the artistic scene, and that rebellious nature was his salvation to overcome the shocking upheaval in his life following his medical condition. Faced with the choice of succumbing to despair or transforming his harsh reality into an opportunity for rebirth, he chose the latter. This period marked the beginning of his journey as a writer, reigniting his creative spark and passion for writing, which he now considers his true calling.

In embodying this transformation, Amer resonates with the words of the Andalusian philosopher and poet Ibn Arabi, who said: " Had it not been for the passion in the heart, passion would not have been worshipped."

Amer Al-Khuffash currently works as a Consultant/ TV Programs Export with Bahrain Television, and meanwhile as an artist he is writing scripts for Cinema, TV and Theater productions, in his own free time. In 2018 the Ministry of Information appointed Amer Alkhuffash as member of the National Commission for Childhood.

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