The Intern

I’m a Kuwaiti filmmaker currently getting my masters in filmmaking at Goldsmiths University in London. I’ve recently took part in the M&C Saatchi competition held for young filmmakers.

The competition is to have a 2 minute film completed and handed in in 48 hours. The challenge: each team was given a genre at the morning of the film race, a starting point and an end point. The tools: Motorola RAZR with no lights, tripod, etc. We decided to make a thriller parody and here is the result.

My hat goes off to Mohammed and his team, they did pretty damn good for what limited tools they and I hope they win, please support him by watching and liking the video. I am always happy that we have an increasing pool of talented people in Kuwait.

Slide & Glide – Bahrain Drifting Competition

Slide ‘N Glide‘s first drift event will be held at BIC (Bahrain International Circuit) located in Sakhir on Saturday, October 22nd 2011 starting at 9 AM until 5 PM. the event will be divided into 3 sessions:

  • Practice session 1 (Slide ‘N Glide staff will ride with you)
  • Practice session 2 (On your own unless you want someone with you)
  • Competition (No pressure, it’s just for fun!)

I have always been a fan of Drifting, I have watched a lot of Formula D over the years and seen what some of these guys do during GulfRun and its impressive. I for one lack skills to keep the car going sideways but with more Drifting events such as these I can probably get better at it. The best part is people can participate and they can learn from the professional guys from SlideNGlide. The event is taking place in Bahrain International Circuit on the 22nd of October anyone can join, and it would be a lot of fun to watch, and a portion of the proceeds goes to Steps Rehabilitation Center, you can find more details on their website.

Link: SlideNGlide


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Congrats to Mubarak Al Rumaidhi!

BRK-GR4-Drift

Fantastic job Mubarak and the RedBull Drift Competition this weekend! He came in 3rd place, and the first two spots went to professional racers, so on that scale Mubarak is number one on my scale. I would hope that he could participate in the race in Lebanon but that only goes to first place. Lets hope that Mubarak goes on to bigger and better competitions so he can show skills. Thanks to GulfRun, HuperOptik Kuwait, and Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al-Babtain Co fo sponsoring him and supporting him in this endeavor. I hope more events such as these take place in Kuwait, and I hope better venues start popping up in Kuwait for events like these.

Thanks to 7ajieDude for the video coverage! Thanks to HisHersQ8 for the great coverage! Loved seeing the photos!

Link: GulfRun

Best WordPress Design Award

Was checking this out after Ananyah mentioned it, design awards for blogs from a web hosting company. Looked like something interesting so I decided to participate and based on the categories I think my blog would fit into the Grunge type. I do like the way my blog looks thanks to Jacqui and Ananyah for every revamp, now I just have to see what how it fairs in this competition. First phase is to pass a panel of judges then its up to the voting public to click away to the finish line.

Link: WPWebhost

USA Rock Paper Scissors League Championship

I can’t believe this is true, there is a rock paper scissors competition taking place with a $50’000 prize in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay, and on top of that they send the winner to compete in China. Ok, I’m busting up laughing at this point.

Looking for an excuse to get away this weekend? Then book your tickets for Vegas and head over to the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino for the 2008 USA Rock Paper Scissors League Championship. Sponsored by Bud Light, the event will run all weekend, with the champ being crowned on Sunday, June 22. The champ will receive a $50,000 prize and a ticket to compete in Beijing, China during the Summer Olympics. Not in the Olympics, mind you, but instead in the inaugural International Rock Paper Scissors Federation Championship, where they will compete against the champions from Canada, Guam, Hong Kong, Ireland and Malaysia to see who is the world’s best Rock Paper Scissors player. 1, 2, 3… go!

Link: UnCrate