Falafel Cart official poster
During a stormy night, a lonely isolated falafel cart owner stumbles upon a mysterious flower that whirls him into the memories of his past.
INCEPTION & COMPLETION
The film was inspired by the ongoing conflicts of the middle east, highlighting the impact on people who are merely seeking a better life. the project first came to life after director Abdullah Al-Wazzan started to experiment with a different form of animation that employed a combination of stop-motion, computer generated animation, claymation and 2D animation.
In 2016 Al-Wazzan began production on the animated short film “Falafel Cart”. The project was finally completed and released in September of 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Running time: 14 minutes | Genre: Animation/ Drama/ Family
Director/ Animator: Abdullah Al-Wazzan | Original Score: Dan Phillipson Sound Design: Andrew Vernon
Falafel Cart short film trailer
Abdullah Al-Wazzan is a director, writer and producer. Born in Kuwait in 1990. He Graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) in 2012. Al-Wazzan’s professional directing debut was with the animated short film “Falafel Cart” which will be followed by his second professional short, the live-action drama “Soaring Over Mayhem”.
Director’s statement: Falafel Cart is an experimentation to the form of film and narration, telling a story by putting the audience literally in the heart and soul of the protagonist. Making them see what he sees and feel what he feels without actually getting a full glimpse of him. The audience can then hold their judgments and prejudices and live his life and memories as if it’s their own.
The filmmaker single-handedly Animated the entire film, built and painted hundreds of models, puppets and backgrounds to achieve the distinct world of falafel cart.