Featured on The Riveter: ASIL MOUSSA, THE HIJAB-WEARING ACTRESS YOU SHOULD KNOW

AsilMoussa_Headshot-1620x1080

Thank you so much Nadia Eldermerdash for this really kind write-up on The Riverter! Read it here 🙂

Advertisements

THE CARD Featured on We Are Moving Stories

static1-squarespace
Lead Performer Bridget Opfer and myself (Director Asil Moussa) on the set of The Card!

Hey everyone!

We’re in the middle of our festival run right now, and it’s been so much fun and we’re so grateful! We were also lucky enough to be featured on We Are Moving Stories! To read my interview with them, click here! The piece includes exclusive info about the making of the film and some behind-the-scenes photos, as well!

Link: http://www.wearemovingstories.com/we-are-moving-stories-videos/2016/10/26/the-card

Thank you We Are Moving Stories!!

With gratitude,

Asil

THE CARD (Short film, 2016)

Exciting news!!

I’ve been working on a short film this year and I’m super excited to share it with you! It’s called, The Card, and it’s hitting festivals this year, God willing!

The Card is my first ever independent short film, and I was lucky enough to work with such an incredibly talented cast and crew. Stay tuned for more info about it!

Until then,

Asil

 

Editing & Publishing Practica Film

Being a part of University of Windsor’s Editing and Publishing Practica was such an incredible experience. The chance to work as a team and edit, publish, and launch real books that will be sold in stores was unlike anything I’ve done in university. This is the film I made about our process, which was shown at our book launch. Enjoy!

Colour Blast Commercial!

Hello everyone!!

I’m excited to share with you the Colour Blast commercial I was a part of! Being on set for this was SO MUCH FUN. Thank you so much to Suede Productions for having me!

Here’s the video! See if you can spot me  😛

Lack of Sleep Affects Mental Health of Students

Lack of sleep is a problem among many people, especially post-secondary students. While most people know the physical and emotional effects of sleep deprivation, many don’t realize its effects on mental health.

“Sleep has a huge affect on our mental health,” says Judi Wilson, the University of Windsor Health Promotion nurse in Student Health Services. “Students are prone to [lack of sleep] because their schedules can be off and they not only aren’t sleeping, they aren’t eating right, and there’s a lot of stress at school.”

sleep 1

According to the American National College Health Assessment survey in spring 2012, out of 90,000 students, less than 12% are getting enough sleep to feel rested in the morning. Over 50% of students feel tired, dragged out, or sleepy during the day for 3-7 days that week. Also, over 50% of students rate their overall stress level over the past year as more than average to tremendous stress.

University of Windsor student, Jay Rankin, explains, “I’m just so busy, between school and work, it’s really tough to find the time to sleep. And then when you finally do have the time to sleep, you’re too stressed to actually sleep. You’re too worried about actually getting much sleep or there’s too many things on your mind.”

Clinical Psychologist at the Student Counselling Centre, Dr. Mohsan Beg, says, “It can kind of feed off each other so if you’re really anxious and you’re not getting enough sleep, then you’re sleep deprived, so you’re going to get stressed more easily, get more anxious, and you’ll have even more problems sleeping, and it can become, yeah definitely, a vicious cycle.”

sleep 2

“I’m pretty much paranoid. I feel like the whole day is just gonna go wrong… I just have a really bad day,” says university student Amal Al-Jarousha about how she feels when she doesn’t sleep well.

Many students use caffeine to cope with their sleep deprivation, but caffeine can also trigger anxiety.

Dr. Beg explains, “I would consider [good sleep] a foundational pillar in terms of good mental health.”

Watch the short documentary above to learn more.

sleep 3 again

Previously published on the30.ca

University of Windsor Commercial!

GUESS WHAT!?!?

I’m in the University of Windsor’s new commercial! (See it below)

It was such a fun experience!! I loved being on set and acting it out. I learned a lot, especially about how much work goes into filming a 30 second commercial. Thank you Suede Productions for the incredible opportunity!

UWIN commercial

Our Muslims of Windsor Documentary!!

Here it is!!! Our documentary about Windsor’s Muslim Community! I had so much fun making this with Nuha Elalem. We were so inspired by what we learned and we hope you’ll be, too!

Don’t forget to share and comment! 🙂 I’d love to know what you think!

“Strings” Poetry Video!!

Hello Everyone!

My new poetry video, called “Strings” is finally here!! The poem is about each and every one of us. It’s about all those crazy thoughts inside our heads that can tie us down and stop us from living the life we deserve. It’s about how we all have the power within us to drown out those words, rise, and most importantly, live freely.

Be confident and be yourself because you have the power to change the world.

— If you have any questions, put them in the comments below (or tweet me)!! I’m planning to make a video to answer all your questions! 🙂

Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel!! 🙂

Fun Fact: I was in the sitting in the same uncomfortable position on a hard wooden floor for about 5 hours while filming this video. So for most of that time, my legs were numb and the rest of my body was in pain. This definitely made it the hardest video to act out just because I was hurting so much. Somehow, maybe metaphorically, I think that made me connect to the character more. 🙂

Thank you so much Nuha Elalem for filming and editing this video!

“The Choice” Poetry Video!!

Hey guys!

My new poetry video is for my poem called “The Choice.” It was first written when I was in grade 12 about how I felt picking my programs in university, and essentially choosing my career path. It wasn’t easy, but I ended up making the right choice (Alhamdulilah) after my first year of university when I switched my program from studying Biology and English to studying Dear Journalism, English, and Creative Writing. After I made that choice and realized it was the right one, I went back and edited this poem to reflect a bit of my decision-making experience during those 2 years. I hope many people facing a life-impacting choice can relate to the feelings described in this poem.

Fun Fact: It was SO cold while filming this that a few of my fingers were still numb for 2 days afterward. And I was wearing leather gloves!

Thank you so much Nuha Elalem, for editing and filming this video in the freezing cold with me!

Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel! 🙂