Gabriel Ihab Mokayed, I'm a self-taught filmmaker and entrepreneur based in Paris. Started film at the age of 17 after winning a competition to write and direct my first short film in 3D in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I never stopped learning since then.

Being born in the wrong place forced me to take a break and become a refugee twice by the age of 23. A failed attempt ended up turning into an award-winning feature documentary that paved the way for a successful second attempt. It is thanks to the film that I had the chance to construct my life from scratch in Paris, France.

Today, I create films around arts and culture and founded a research and tech startup 'blank' focused on the fashion industry.



Un mini-documentaire sur le programme “French Tech Tremplin” qui challenge les stereotypes des entrepreneurs de La French Tech.


On parle de une startup que j'ai fondé blank, notre façon de travailler, notre attitude et vision. Cette startup n'aurait pas été possible sans avoir mon associé Samir Moussouni de mon côté avec son humour et génie.



Behind the scenes with Ihab Mokayed, a Syrian filmmaker and refugee. Ihab is one of 20 international creatives participating in the camp's third collaborative residency, Hive#03.

Ihab Mokayed, réalisateur et entrepreneur. Ihab est né en Syrie à Alep, et a grandi à Abou Dabi. Depuis 2017, il est réfugié en France. Avec sa caméra, il entretient une longue conversation démarrée il y a 10 ans. Sur son chemin, il rencontre la danse et les danseurs.




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