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Samir Mallal was born in Halifax, Canada. He is a film and commercial director.
His film Nollywood Babylon, co-directed with Ben Addelman tells the story of Lancelot 'Da Guvenor' Imasuen, as he prepares to make his 158th film in Lagos, Nigeria. The film premiered in the World Documentary Cinema Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
His second film, Bombay Calling (2006) also co-directed with Ben Addelman follows the lives of telemarketers working outsourced jobs in a call center in Bombay (Mumbai), India. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
His first film Discordia (2004) co-directed with fellow Concordia University graduate Ben Addelman follows three students during the aftermath of the Netenyahu Incident at Concordia University in Montreal in 2002.
All three films were produced by Adam Symansky at the National Film Board of Canada.
In 2010, he won Best Young Director and a Gold Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He was also selected for the Saatchi and Saatchi New Directors Showcase. He's signed to SMUGGLER for directing commercials.