Assaad Yacoub graduated the New York Film Academy with a BFA (Bachelors of Fine Arts) in Filmmaking in August 2013. His thesis short film “Cherry Pop” has been accepted into thirteen film festivals including the prestigious Palm Springs International Shorfest, the number one short film festival in north America. “Cherry Pop” has also won 8 awards most recently the judges award at the Monarch Film Festival.
Assaad is now enrolled in an MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) in Filmmaking program he will graduate in January 2016. He has also just completed his second short film “The Wing” which is going through the 2015 festival circuit.
In the last year, Assaad Yacoub has also been hired to direct five music videos and is now the exclusive music video Director for American Commission, an independent Record Label, that work closely with Sony and Columbia Records.
Assaad’s next step is to Direct and Produce his first feature film which will be a feature adaptation of his award winning short film “Cherry Pop”. This will be shot in November 2015. To stay updated on Assaad’s projects you can log on to his website www.assaadyacoubdirector.squarespace.com.