Tarek Albaba

Tarek Albaba


Other Roles: Producer, Independent Filmmaker

Areas of Focus: Documentaries, Feature Films, Foreign Films

Organization: SSD Films


I am an Arab American filmmaker with over 16 years of experience.  I have worked in production, camera, development, lighting and post.  I am passionate about social issue documentaries/true crime series, scripted dramatic series and narrative films of all stripes.  Some of my work has been featured on Discovery Channel, History Channel, Spike TV, NBC Apple TV + (Coming Fall 2019) and more. (The American Farm, Deadliest Catch, The Last Reef 3D, Bering Sea Gold, Hot Wheels:50th Anniversary Special, Dear X.  I have developed two feature films and a multi-part documentary series. I wear multiple hats on almost every project I work on and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment. On this project I am the Creative Producer and Director, I also operate camera and story produce in post. 



    • First place Documentary award – Islamic Scholarship Fund (Film grant)
    • Winner – Affinis Labs writing competition – Disruptors Hackathon (Writing grant)
    • First place Documentary award – Al Talib Foundation (Film grant)