Veritas Films specializes in cultural documentaries and corporate films with exceptionally strong content and artistry. We set up in 2008 in response to the lack of production houses in the GCC region with expert knowledge of the documentary form and cinematic-quality production standards. With our world-class documentary training and experience, Veritas Films is credited with “raising the bar of non-fiction filmmaking in the region” (Digital Studio). In 2015, Creative Director Mahmoud Kaabour was named to the list of “100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40.” Our clients include some of the most prestigious government entities and corporations in the UAE, as well as many of the top global broadcasters. We also provide media consultancy and training.
Veritas Films is widely recognized as a trailblazer of the UAE documentary industry. Our film Teta, Alf Marra (Grandma, a Thousand Times) screened to packed cinemas at over 60 cities worldwide and won 7 major Best Film and Audience awards. It was a New York Times’ Critics Pick as well as the first documentary qualification in the Academy Award competition from any GCC country. Other recent work includes the co-production Kismet, which premiered in competition in 2013 at the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam. Our film, Champ of the Camp, is the first creative documentary ever shot in the labor camps. Hailed as “the break-out success” of the 2013 Dubai International Film Festival (Screen International), this film is also the first Arab documentary ever to achieve wide theatrical release across the UAE, gaining glowing press coverage from CNN, BBC, al Jazeera, France24, NPR, and the International Herald Tribune, among many others.
Mahmoud Kaabour, Creative Director
Mr. Kaabour is an award-winning director, writer, and lecturer from Lebanon, based in the United Arab Emirates. He was named to the “100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40” list in 2015.
Eva Sayre, Business Director
Ms. Sayre is the Business Director of Veritas Films since its inception in 2008, overseeing company strategy, operations and executive production of all projects.
Denise Holloway, Head of Development
Denise is in charge of content and creative development as well as the pertaining research at Veritas Films.
Yvonne Kuehl, Producer
Yvonne is a German producer who has been working in the film and television industry globally for over 10 years.