YDAALI ALI

Ali Ali

Ali Ali

Film Director
Good People
Cairo, Egypt

Ali Ali is an acclaimed director from Cairo, Egypt and former Executive Creative Director
and founder of the independent agency Elephant. He is one of the region’s most soughtafter
directors, and was recently named by the Gunn Report as one of the ten most
awarded Directors in the world today.

With over six Cannes Lions under his belt, as well as the coveted yellow pencil for direction
at last years D&AD awards. His other Cannes Lions include a Silver Lion for Panda
Cheese in 2010. With more than 90 million views, “Never Say No to Panda” was named
one of the most watched TV spots of all time by The Guardian.

He initially earned a degree in computer science from the American University in Cairo.
However, preferring storyboards to motherboards, he quickly abandoned a programming
career to study Art Direction and Graphic Design in Miami. His first job was in
2003 as an Art Director with D’Arcy Bucharest. Over the next few years he built an impressive
career as creative director for some of the world’s top agencies – Leo Burnett,
JWT and McCann Erickson – before topping it off as ECD of DDB Berlin.

In 2010, he founded Elephant with his creative partner Maged Nasser, with the two-man
shop quickly becoming the region’s most awarded agency. In 2011 it was named one of
the three most exciting new agencies in the world by the Cannes Lions Festival.

Despite the agency’s success, Ali quit the ad world to focus on his directing career fulltime
in 2012. Born in Egypt and raised all over the world, his work has an attentiveness
to local realities as well as an international sensibility. He is currently repped by Sonny
in London, Anorak in Germany and Carnibird in France.

He spends his time between Cairo and Athens.


Ali Brown

Ali Brown - President

Partner / Executive Producer
PRETTYBIRD
Los Angeles, USA


Ali Ali

Ali Ali

Film Director
Good People
Cairo, Egypt


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Adrian Bosich

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Creative co-founder
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Janette de Villiers

Janette de Villiers

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Rafael Donato

Rafael Donato

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DAVID
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Rudi Haller

Rudi Haller

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CFP-E
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Hanna Maria Heidrich

Hanna Maria Heidrich

Director
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Judy Hill

Judy Hill

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Mette Jermiin

Mette Jermiin

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Luli Krämer

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Jimmy Lam

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Heather Link

Heather Link

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Bettina Olf

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Petra Ondrejkova/

Petra Ondrejková

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Timo Mitsuaki Otsuki

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Guilherme Passos

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Tony Petersen

Tony Petersen

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Elsa Rakotoson

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Rozanne Rocha-Gray

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Stephen Rogers

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Selena Schleh

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James Sorton

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Lyndy Stout

Lyndy Stout

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Laura Thoel

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Ferdinando Verderi

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Edie Weiss

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Zhu Jinjing

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