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ALI CHERKAOUI
DGA Member /
AFAR Member


- FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR -


THE LAST DUEL (Feature)
Director: Ridley SCOTT
Jan / Mar 2020 : First Assistant-Director : France

GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE (Feature)
Director: Navot PAPUSHADO

Mar / Aug 2019 : First Assistant-Director

THE SPY (6 Ep. TV Series : Netflix / OCS )
Director: Gideon RAFF
Jan / Aug 2018 : First Assistant-Director

QU’UN SANG IMPUR... (Feature / Project Postponed)
Director: Abdel-Raouf DAFRI
Aug / Sept 2017 : First Assistant-Director (Pre-Prod. Only )

MRS MILLS (Feature)
Director: Sophie MARCEAU
Apr / Jul 2017 : First Assistant-Director

EVERY OTHER WEEKEND (Feature / Project Postponed)
Director: Benjamin ROCHER

Aug  / Sep 2016 : First Assistant-Director (Pre-Prod.  Only )

MARS - SEASON 1 (6 Epi.TV Series : Nat. Geo)
Director: Everardo GOUT
Feb  / Jul 2016 : First Assistant-Director

PATTAYA (Feature)
Director: Franck GASTAMBIDE
Feb / May 2015 : First Assistant-Director

THE BUREAU - SEASON 1 ( 10 Ep. TV Series : Canal Plus)
Director : Laïla MARRAKCHI
Nov / Dec 2014 : First Assistant-Director : Morocco

THE HUNGER GAMES 3 : Mockingjay Pt 1 & 2 (Features)
Director: Francis LAWRENCE
Mar / May 2014 : First Assistant-Director : France

PERCEPTION - SEASON 3 - Ep. 301 “PARIS“ (ABC TV Series)
Director: Ken BILLER

Jan 2014 : First Assistant-Director

HOMELAND - SEASON 3 : Ep 311 / 312 (Showtime TV Series)
Directors: Daniel MINAHAN / Lesli LINKA GLATTER
Sep / Nov 2013 : First Assistant-Director : Morocco

THE NARROW FRAME OF MIDNIGHT (Feature)
Director: Tala HADID

Apr / Jul 2013 : First Assistant-Director

THE FAR CRY EXPERIENCE - SEASON 1 (Web TV Serie)
Director: Antoine BLOSSIER
Jul / Aug 2012 : First Assistant-Director

ROCK THE CASBAH (Feature)
Director: Laïla MARRAKCHI
Feb / Jun 2012 : First Assistant-Director

TOMORROW COMES TODAY (Feature)
Director: Ming LANG-CHEN
Jul / Oct 2011 : First Assistant-Director / Associate Producer

THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS (Feature)
[ Official Selection “Berlin Film Festival“ 2012 ]
Director: Teona S. MITEVSKA
Feb / May 2011 : First Assistant-Director

SECOND COMING (Feature / Production Shutdown)
Director: Nenad CICIN-SAIN
Sep / Oct 2010 : First Assistant-Director : Pre-Production#2

HUGO (Feature)
Director: Martin SCORSESE
Jul  /Aug 2010 : First Assistant-Director : France

MONTE CARLO (Feature)
Director: Thomas BEZUCHA

Jun / Jul 2010 : First Assistant-Director : France/Monaco

SECOND COMING (Feature / Project Postponed)
Director: Nenad CICIN-SAIN
Mar  / Apr 2010 : First Assistant-Director : Pre-Production#1

CIRKUS COLUMBIA (Feature)
[ Official Selection at “Venice Festival - 2010 ]
[ Toronto International Film Festival“ – Sept 2010 ]
Director: Danis TANOVIC
Jul 2009 / Dec 2009 : First Assistant-Director

THE BLUE BOOK (Feature / Project Postponed)
Director: Christophe LIOUD
Aug 2008 / Jan 2009 : First Assistant-Director : Pre-Prod. Only

GI JOE : Rise of the Cobra (Feature)
Director: Stephen SOMMERS
Jul 2008 : First Assistant-Director : France (VFX)

JULIE & JULIA (Feature)
Director: Nora EPHRON
May / Jun2008 : First Assistant-Director : France

NINE MILES DOWN (Feature)
Director: Anthony WALLER

Feb / Mar 2008 : First Assistant-Director
SILVERBACK PRODUCTIONS

THE HAPPENING (Feature)
Director: M. Night SHYAMALAN
Sep 2007 : First Assistant-Director : France

NATIONAL TREASURE 2 : BOOK OF SECRETS (Feature) 
Director: Jon TURTELTAUB
July / Aug 2007 : First Assistant-Director : France

ENTOURAGE - SEASON 4 : THE CANNES KIDS (TV Series)
Director: Mark MYLOD
May 2007 : First Assistant-Director : France

I AM FROM TITOV VELES (Feature)
[“Special Jury Award“ : Sarajevo Film Festival 2007]
[ Official Selection “Berlin Film Festival“ 2008 ]
Director: Teona MITEVSKA

July / Oct 2006 : First Assistant-Director 

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (Feature)
Director: FRANKEL
Dec 2005 : First Assistant-Director : France

« PARIS, JE T’AIME : 15th arrondissement » (Feature)
Director: Christoffer BOE
Aug 2005 : First Assistant-Director

TENERIFE : CRASH OF THE CENTURY (Feature)
Director: Chantal HÉBERT
Oct  / Nov 2004 : 1st Assistant-Director

MAROCK (Feature)
[Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival 2005]
Director: Laïla MARRAKCHI

Apr  / Aug 2004 : First Assistant-Director

LE DIVORCE (Feature)
Director: James IVORY

Apr 2003 : 1st Assistant-Director : Retakes

NAPOLEON (4*100min - TV Serie)
Director: Yves SIMONEAU
Oct  / Nov 2001 : First Assistant-Director: Morocco




- SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR -

MUNICH (Feature)
Director: Steven SPIELBERG

Aug / Sep 2005 : 2nd Assistant-Director : France

SEX AND THE CITY - SEASON 6 (TV Series)
Director: Tim VAN PATTEN

Dec 2003 / Jan 2004 : 2nd Assistant-Director : France

ALEXANDER (Feature)
Director: Oliver STONE

Aug / Nov 2003 : Key 2nd Assistant-Director: Morocco

DANNY THE DOG (Feature)
Director: Louis LETERRIER

Nov 2002 / Feb 2003 : Key 2nd Assistant-Director

THE THREE MUSKETEERS (TV Serie / Production Shutdown)
Director: Charlotte Brandström

Apr 2002 : 2nd-AD : Loc. Scouting in Czech Republic

NAPOLEON (4*100min) (TV Series)
Director: Yves SIMONEAU

Oct  / Nov 2001 : First Assistant-Director: Morocco
Jul / Oct 2001 : Key2nd Assistant-Director: Czech Rep, Austria, Hungary

BLACK HAWK DOWN
Director: Ridley SCOTT

Feb  / Jun 2001 : Key 2nd Assistant- Director: Morocco

SPY GAME 
Director: Tony SCOTT
Nov  2000 / Jan 2001 : Key 2nd Assistant-Director: Morocco

THE FOUR FEATHERS
Director: Shekhar KAPUR
Aug / Nov 2000 : 2nd Assistant-Director: Morocco

ARABIAN NIGHTS (TV Series)
Director: Steve BARRON

May 1999 : 2nd Assistant-Director: Morocco

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
Director: William FRIEDKIN

Mar / May 1999 : 2nd Assistant-Director: Morocco

GLADIATOR
Director: Ridley SCOTT

Nov 1998 / Mar 1999 : 2nd Assistant-Director: Morocco

THE MUMMY
Director: Steven SOMMERS

April / Jun 1998 : 2nd 2nd Assistant-Director: Morocco

SOLOMON & SHEBA
Director: Robert YOUNG
Jul / Aug 1994 : 3rd Assistant-Director




- VIDEO PLAYBACK OPERATOR -


LEGIONNAIRE
Director: Peter Mc DONALD

Oct / Dec 1997 : Video- Assistant (Camera Dept)

KUNDUN
Director: Martin SCORSESE

August / December 1996 : Video- Assistant (Camera Dept)




- COMMERCIALS -

Brands : dropbox - hermes - carte noire - victorias secret - renault - hsbc premier - bmce bank - tipiak - bnp paribas / fortis - be magazine – paco rabanne - citroen – h & m - l'oreal - frank provost - elseve - klm - microsoft -panasonic - pure : healthy options - nike - dubai waterfront - le monde - quick burger - stella artois - 50 cents - renault - ibm - intercontinental - planta fin - cofidis - givenchy

Directors : jonathan zames, arnaud uyttenhove - ivan grbovic - michael bay - fabrice coton & raphaël aupy - jeff labbé - juan solanas - jean becker - thierry rajic - keith bearden – the legs - philippe andré – amir chamdin - katie bell - chris wilcha - lars knorrn - martin arnaldo - eran creevy - tony kaye - zac - james huth - matthijs van heijningen - benny boom - jordan scott - joe pytka - ric hawkes - tchad nelson brown - pelle seth - ouglas law - vincent jérôme

Productions : wtbr/where the buffalo roam - caviar content - prodigious - academy - stoked - partizan - dounia productions - bbd - stink - big - wanda – tokib - bikini films  - warm & fuzzy @ gang films  - chelsea pictures  - peninsula film/jake prod  - neue sentimental film - orange films - premiere heure - between the eyes  - vip films - label tele - quad - mjz - louka films - fm rocks  - rsa films - franco american -- ricandjo tv  - 1/33 - ldm



- EDUCATION -


  • 2013 —  CIFAP - UPM / Line Producing Workshop
  • 1996/1999 –  “Film Anthropology“ Studies –  Paris VII
  • 1993/1996 – ESRA Film School  - Paris
  • 1990/1993 - DEUG : Sciences for the Engineer - Paris VI 
  • 1990 – Baccalaureat in Maths & Physics - Casablanca


- COMPUTER SKILLS -


MOVIE MAGIC SCHEDULING
MOVIE MAGIC BUDGETING 
FINAL DRAFT, FILE MAKER, EXCEL ,WORD

Computer Development of an « Extras Database Check In System » using Bar Code Badges designed & used on : 
The Mummy, Gladiator, Rules of Engagements, The Four Feathers, Spy Game, Black Hawk Down, Alexander, Homeland…etc…




- LANGUAGES (TRILINGUAL) -

ENGLISH, FRENCH, ARABIC
&
BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH, 
MACEDONIAN & SERBO-CROATIAN LANGUAGES...



- LOCATION EXPERIENCE -

  • EUROPE : france, united kingdom, scotland, belgium, germany, czech republic, austria, hungary, north macedonia, malta, turkey, bosnia & herzegovina, slovenia
  • AFRICA : morocco (all over the country), tunisia
  • MIDDLE EAST : turkey, qatar, united arab emirates / dubai, oman
  • ASIA : india, thailand, china, philippines



- MISCELLANEAOUS -