7th Heaven Films

bridging cultures creatively

Creative | Producer | Account Manager

Clare has worked in broadcast and advertising for many years, including twelve years writing and producing on-air promo campaigns for the BBC.

She has worked with numerous blue chip clients including BBC TV, BBC Arabic, BBC World Service, De Beers, Old El Paso and The Department of Constitutional Affairs.

In addition to her award winning creative work, she is an experienced producer, who has organized many high end commercial shoots in the UK and abroad.

Experienced in all aspects of the creative process, Clare can take your campaign from planning stage, through creative development and production to delivery.
Creative Director

Maythem has over 20 years experience in the film and television industry creating award-winning documentary, drama and commercial projects. His films as writer and as
director have been selected for major international film festivals, distributed theatrically, broadcast and won many accolades and prizes. With specialist knowledge of working in the Middle East and Europe, he has launched channels in both regions; including 10 satellite channels for Showtime Networks. He made films in English and Arabic for BBC World Service and for ART Europe.

Maythem wrote IRAQI TALES, a body of stories for film, at the National Film & Television School (UK); DRIFTING ON THE WIND (ArRuh Ala ArRih) was chosen by over 20 international film festivals, winning the Director’s Award at Hearts & Minds. AL-BAGHDADI won the Gold Prize for Best Foreign Language Film at the International Filmmaker Festival. Winner of Al Hambra Award (UK) and a Takreem Prize (Iraq), Maythem also works as a consultant on film, television and media projects for several international clients.

Creative | Director | DOP

Nicolai is an award-winning director and photographer. His background is in music photography,
which lead him into directing music videos and promotions.

Since then he has directed a variety of projects for clients including MTV, Disney, E4, Discovery Networks and National Geographic.

Nicolai also works as Lighting Camera Man/ Director of Photography.

He is an accomplished editor and colour grader, and has extensive knowledge of all the applications in Apple Final Cut Studio including an in-depth knowledge of digital VFX work.
Creative | Graphics

Award winning graphics designer, with specific knowledge of Arabic and Middle Eastern typefaces, and an understanding of Arabic TV trends.
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Ibrahim is a fantastically creative, experienced GFX designer.

After heading the GFX department of one of the leading London based post-production companies, Envy, he joined the 7th Heaven team, lending his expertise in high end GFX tools.

His previous roles involved facilitating an online department namely on Smoke and Nitris, concept development & pitching for various broadcasting idents & corporate films. As Head of Graphics, he also developed excellent one-to-one client relationships.

His strong compositing and animating skills include Matte painting, set extension, green screen keying, roto-scoping, particle animation, colour grading, 3D compositing & tracking. Expert in various compositing/animating kits including CS5, Shake, Cinema 4D making him the ideal person to oversee complex creative briefs.

Associate Producer

Jehan completed her producer training through the Torino Film Lab / EAVE programme and script editing training through the Script Factory. Since joining 7th Heaven, Jehan has excelled in the role of Development
Producer working on a diverse range of film and television projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

As well as attending major international film festivals in order to promote our flagship drama projects from "Iraqi Tales", Jehan is working alongside Maythem Ridha on the development of a new feature film from this series of stories.

Jehan was born in Cairo and moved to the UK at the age of 12. Growing up in both East and West, Jehan’s understanding of the Middle Eastern mindset and the importance of storytelling to the culture, is a key part of her contribution to 7th Heaven Films.