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SEA Wings (In-development)

Mahmoud Ashram is a 9-year-old, sharp-witted, gutsy boy. After being uprooted from his home country, Syria, Mahmoud is forced to risk his life in order to find refuge for his family and a place to belong.

Sea Wings is now under development with the participation of three production companies: Pyramax Productions (USA) and Joy (Beirut).

The film's script is ranked in the top 12% of analyzed scripts by We Screenplay (Ranking in the top 1% for 
concept and 7% for overall impression). Marked in American Film Market 2020.

This movie is supported by The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Sweden, and The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Switzerland.

Short Synopsis:

Mahmoud's story is one of heart-wrenching resilience and unwavering courage in the face of unspeakable adversity. At just nine years old, Mahmoud and his family are forced to navigate the harrowing reality of war-torn Aleppo, Syria. As bombs drop and gunfire echoes through the streets, Mahmoud's father, Farid, knows they must flee to safety, but his mother Lena clings to the memories of a once-beautiful city that now exists only in their minds.

Despite the constant danger, Mahmoud finds solace in his gift for soccer and spends his days playing with his friends Ali and Rama, trying to hold on to some semblance of a normal childhood. But when Mahmoud's father is suddenly arrested without explanation, the family's world crumbles. With no other options, they seek refuge at the dilapidated school of a local teacher, Alia. But even there, violence looms around every corner, and one day, Ali is taken from them in a bombing.

As the family's situation grows increasingly desperate, Farid returns from jail and demands they flee to Egypt with the help of a freedom fighter named Emad. But the journey to Egypt is fraught with danger, and when they finally arrive, they are met with a new set of challenges. Mahmoud is unable to attend school because he is not a permanent resident and anti-Syrian sentiment begins to brew, causing local children to scorn and reject him.

Despite the daily threats, Mahmoud's talent for soccer helps him to form a friendship with Hassan, an Egyptian boy. But their friendship is short-lived, as Mahmoud's attempts to disguise himself as an Egyptian boy leads to a brutal beating by his peers. As the family struggles to find their footing in Egypt, another worker at the bakery, Abo Amar, offers to take them on an illegal boat to Italy. Farid refuses, but Mahmoud insists on going, longing for a life free from persecution.

Against his parents' wishes, Mahmoud embarks on a perilous journey across the Mediterranean with Abo Amar. But the journey is cut short when their boat is spotted by the coast guard, and gunfire erupts. In the chaos, Mahmoud is pushed into the water and taken into custody, forced to endure the unimaginable horror of imprisonment alone.

Mahmoud's father, desperate to be reunited with his son, hits one of the officers just to be able to join him in jail. But eventually, a UN representative offers Mahmoud's family refuge in a country of their choice, and they choose Sweden, a place they have always dreamed of for its snow.

Mahmoud's story is a testament to the human spirit's resilience and the unbreakable power of hope in even the darkest of times. His unwavering courage in the face of unimaginable hardship serves as a reminder of the strength that exists within us all. Despite enduring unspeakable horrors, Mahmoud and his family never lost faith in a better tomorrow, and their story serves as a beacon of hope to us all.




Fady Jeanbart

Writer and Director

(Active member at the Television Academy)

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Olivia Jamgotchian

Producer and Consultant

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Hassan Moghanam


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Shorouk El Attar



Nina Najjar


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Henrik Nordentoft

United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees


Caroline Bach

United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees


Sherine Greiss

World Intellectual Property Organization

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