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Films/shows: “Fasel wa Na’ood,” “Ghost in Transit,” “Hassan and Boklos,” “World War III”
Ahmed Fahmy is an Egyptian actor and satirical writer who began his acting career as an amateur writer and comedian in an independent film group called Tamr Hindi, which he formed with a group of his friends during his college years.
Fahmy, who earned a degree in political science and economics, soon turned to acting and writing satire. One of his most famous productions is “Men for Whom Nothing Is Impossible,” a parody of the Egyptian movie “The Road to Eilat” which quickly went viral and was screened across Egypt.
The film caught the interest of writer Mohamed Hefzy, who was making the transition into movie production at the time. After meeting with Fahmy, Hefzy decided to produce “Poster and Parody,” a TV series that makes fun of various Egyptian films in each episode.
Fahmy became one of the biggest faces of Egyptian satire, producing over 10 original works, and starring in more than 20 films and TV series.