Driving Ms. Saudi

Director: Walid Chaya
Narrative short short
Comedy | USA | 2 min

As of 2018, women are finally allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. Inspired by this news, a son must help his Saudi mother put her future in drive when she panics in the drivers seat for the first time.


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Screens in Shorts Program: Variety Pack

Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00 PM
Shorts Program: Variety Pack
The Baronet @ The Asbury
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Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00 PM

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Friday, June 28, 2019 5:00 PM
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Friday, June 28, 2019 5:00 PM

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Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:00 PM
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Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:00 PM

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Director’s bio:

Walid Chaya is a Los Angeles based director/actor known for “Madam Secretary” (CBS), “The Blacklist: Redemption” (NBC) and his short film “Driving Ms. Saudi” which won Silver Metal for “Best Comedy Short” at the Asia South East-Short Film Festival and is in the festival circuit. His short is also an official selection at St. Louis Int’l Film Festival, Richmond Int’l Film Festival, New Dreams Int’l Film Festival, Dubmo Film Festival, Miami Independent Int’l Film Festival, Ocean City Film Festival and more. Walid is also a director and associate member of the Stage Directors Choreographer Society.

He has a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University, rated #1 School of the Arts by US News & World Report, and is an alumni of SpringBoardNYC directors program by The American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony® Awards. Walid was born in Lebanon then raised in the DC area where he produced/directed over 30 productions, including the regional premiere of Disney’s “High School Musical” Live on Stage in 2008. Shortly after, he moved to New York City and has directed nearly a dozen shows Off-Broadway.

Today, Walid lives in Los Angeles and travels between LA, NY, DC and beyond to act, direct and teach. Walid is also the founder of DC’s Moonlit Wings Productions (voted “Best for Families” by Washington Family Magazine) and CEO of Broadway in Beirut, enhancing the entertainment scene and production value in the Middle East.