TAEM News Flash! Award Winning Actor Said Faraj in Our Magazine Again!

Said FarajThe Arts and Entertainment Magazine received an e-mail from actor Said Faraj whom we’ve interviewed in our June 1, 2010 issue. He has let us know that he will be in Virginia promoting his new film.

An accomplished International Actor, Producer & Director with more than 26 years in the industry, delivers a dynamic, breakthrough performance in the film Green Zone, co-starring Matt Damon, Amy Ryan and Greg Kinnear. Directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum) A seasoned actor with an intensity that always makes an impact onscreen, Faraj has been cast in some of the most monumental films of our generation – his credits include Ghost, Bad Influence, True Romance and The Siege among many others. He has also starred in recurring roles on television’s top-rated shows such as 24 and The Shield. Most recently, Faraj appeared as a guest star on NCIS:LA, Bones and The Unit. He has also worked with a virtual who’s who of talented directors, including Tony Scott, Ed Zwick, Curtis Hanson, Sam Raimi and Jerry Zucker. As a Producer Faraj is proud to have his first film The American Failure to be produced by him and his company Cedar Films and as well going to produce several project including ‘Cross Purpose’, ‘Yefon’ and ‘Then the Night Comes’. As a Director “The American Failure”, Co-Director was his first experience. Universal Picture submitted Said Faraj for The 42nd NAACP Image Awards for the Supporting Actor Category for his role in Green Zone.

The American Failure posterThe 22 minute short film, The American Failure set to be a full length feature film, is a combination of Scarface meets the Fugitive in the new millennium. Successful LA lawyer, Carlos Elias (Said Faraj, Green Zone) finds himself at his wits end when his business involvement with the Mexican mafia takes a dangerous turn. Little does he know that two undercover detectives, Matheis (Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Hotel Rwanda, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End) and Parker (Dan Thiel) are hot on his trail at the hands of their Lieutenant (Chris Anglin, Call of Duty: Black Opps) to uncover millions of dollars missing from the mob. The main character Carlos losses focus and in return losses everything. “Carlos had the world in his hands and does not see it, he wants more. When you have something good and you look toward something else –that’s an American failure.” This film has just appeared in the Cannes Film Festival and is set to be a success.

Said will be appearing along with the cast and crew of Alongside Night  at the Johnson Center Cinema, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus.  Said appears as the second lead, opposite Kevin Sorbo in this film. This will be a sneak peek of the new movie Alongside Night for faculty, students,  the community and the national press
The event will take place on June 11, 2013 @7:30 PM EDT. It will be done to present and promote J. Neil Schulman’s latest project and to
discuss the political and economic subjects surrounding it with the
general public. A showing of the film followed by a Sundance-style Q&A afterwards with the cast and crew.

Said has asked that our magazine be present during this big event and we are surely setting our calendar for that date.

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