Ahmed Al-Daradji was born in 1986 in Baghdad, Iraq. He was involved as a sound recordist on the feature film Ahlaam made after the American invasion of Iraq in 2004. After graduating with a Bachelors in Audio & Visual from the University of Baghdad, he then worked as a director of photography, writer and director for satellite stations and companies based in Baghdad.
Ahmed was involved as a script writer, editor & sound recordist on the short film My Name is Mohammed then worked as production assistant & sound recordist in a second feature film Son of Babylon.
He moved to London to study the MA filmmaking at London Film School. Whilst in London he shot his third short film Between the Two Banks. Recently he worked as part of the Iraq 35mm short film workshop, writing and directing the short film Children of God.
Children of God
.CO.UK, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION MANAGER, Digital HD, 51m, Red Zone Film, 2013
Children of God, WRITER/DIRECTOR, 35mm Aton, 10m, LFS and Human FIlm, 2012
Cola, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Digital HD, 25m, Iraqi Film Foundation, 2010
In My Mothers Arm, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/CAMERAMAN, Digital DV, 85m, Iraqi Al-Rafidain, 2010
Son of Babylon, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT/SOUND RECORDIST, 35mm Aton, 100m, Human Film, 2009
War, Love, God & Madness, CAMERAMAN, Digital HD, 8m, Human Film, 2008
Al-Valeta, DIRECTOR, Digital HD, 20m, Evini Film, 2007
Republic of Forensic Medicin, DIRECTOR, Digital HD, 70m, Al-Ahad TV, 2006-2007
Ahlaam, SOUND RECORDIST, 35mm Arri, 110m, Human Film, 2006