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Lab Rat

In the near future, a group of scientists trapped in a lab learn that one of them is an A.I..... and it has been deceiving them.

Director Biography - Nour Wazzi


Tipped as a future star on BBC's 2017 hot-list, award-winning filmmaker Nour Wazzi has worked in the industry for over 13 years collaborating on and developing features (e.g. OSCAR nominee 'Waste Land') and short films. Nour set up Panacea Productions in 2008 with the intention of making distinctive, thought-provoking and compelling films with strong commercial potential. She is building a slate of diverse, edge-of-seat thriller, horror and science fiction TV and film projects that are also personal, moving and speak to the human condition - intending to marry US, UK and Arab talent.

Most recently Nour directed 'Scotch Bonnet' and 'The Package' for the BBC mini-series 'The Break', available to view on BBC3. She also completed the Doha Film Institute (DFI) backed short thriller 'Baby Mine,' that she co-wrote, produced and directed, starring Alexander Siddig ('Kingdom Of Heaven') two-time Olivier nominee Rachael Stirling ('Salmon Fishing In The Yemen'), Grace Taylor ('Marcella') and Alex Ferns ('Joyeux Noel'). Nominations include Best Film at Aesthetica and Best Directing, Best Cinematography and Best Editing at Underwire. She is developing the feature version with support from the DFI and Filmonomics scheme with BAFTA winning screenwriter Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan - who is penning two studio films with Warner Brothers and Paramount to name a few.

Nour has produced and directed a number of award-winning shorts that have found VOD, airline and international television distribution including the Film London backed drama 'Up On The Roof' (2013) starring Maisie Williams ('Game Of Thrones'), Michael Matias ('The Bodyguard' West End Play) and Earl Cameron ('The Interpreter'), which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and was selected at over 40 festivals. She also produced and directed the feature pilot psychological thriller 'Shackled' (2012), starring Emilia Clarke ('Game Of Thrones'), and the Film London backed 'Habibti' (2010) with Hiam Abbass ('The Visitor') and Jimmy Akingbola ('Arrow'). Based on a story by OSCAR nominee Ari Folman ('Waltz With Bashir'), the lighthearted, culture clash drama received its broadcast premiere on the BBC in 2012 and was selected at over 40 festivals.