Ayoub El Jamal is a Moroccan director, writer, and producer. He received a BFA in Film and Television as well as an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking at the Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Martil, Morocco, before heading to the United States where he earned an MFA in Fiction Film Production from the City University of New York.

Ayoub is a 2020-2022 Fulbright Grantee, a BAFTA-NY BBC Diversity Scholarship 2021 nominee, as well as a Panavision New Filmmaker Program grantee.


Shortly after losing her life partner, Ava is diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s. As she continues to navigate through life alone and comes to realize what her condition implies, she decides to take control over what remains of her life.


Barbara Thomas, Hasan M. Gray, Michael Joseph Murray, Raquan Bullock, John Reidy, Annie Pisapia, Cameron Silliman, Mary Lee Marshall.



writer/director Ayoub El Jamal
producers Mariel Lezzoni, Michael Joseph Murray
executive producer Ayoub El Jamal
director of photography: Ayoub El Jamal
production designer: Malachi Solomon Parsons
editor: Ayoub El Jamal
associate producer Joseph Eulo
costume designer: Icia Vazquez
production manager: David Israeli
1st assistant director: Zahra Shams
2nd assistant director: Yaari Nadav Tal
location scouts Lauren Orlando, Dasha Khratinkova, Julia Maddox
production assistants: Bridget McGuigan, Nela Wagman
art director: Kaleena Perez
camera operator: Juan Blanco
camera assistant: Prabhat Gurung
grip and electric: Jakari Lister, Warut Snidvongs, Byron Martinez
production sound recordist/Mixer: Robyn Huey
wardrobe supervisor: Deborah Vice
set photographer: Natalie Navratilova
graphic designer: Yi Chun Lin
DI colorist: Keith Jenson
online editor: IDWA


2022 FILMS

  • Dear Audrey Still
  • El Chuzalongo Still
  • Marcel the Muscle Man Still
  • Couscous, Hand-Rolled, With Olives Still
  • The Monk and The Rebel Still
  • Cuanacaquilitl Still
  • Ava Still
  • Forever Twins Still
  • A Coalfield Christmas still
  • The (Other) 700 Club
  • The Baton
  • Bastards still photo