In the last two decades, Ahmad Al Morsy has made more than 50 films and 2000 TV ads as a DOP, and more recently as a director.
Egypt reopened the 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes to the public on November 25 in an extravagant ceremony in the southern city of Luxor that follows decades of excavation efforts. Ahmad Al Morsy served as the DOP and director of the event.
The 1.7-mile stretch features more than 1,050 statues of sphinxes and rams that have been reconstructed with the hopes of attracting tourists from around the world.
In April 2021, Al Morsy took part in the Pharaoh’s Golden Parade as a director and DOP of the event that witnessed the relocation of 22 royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) in Fustat. He also directed the megastar Mohamed Mounir’s music video Ana Masry ( I Am Egyptian), which was released during the event.
In collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Al Morsy previously directed Experience Egypt: Same Great Feelings TV commercial – Ad, featuring Egypt’s most attractive touristic spots with the revival of tourism in the summer of 2020. The commercial won him the Gold Award in the Corporate Branding and Advertising Category from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). He then worked on Experience Egypt: Summer in Egypt is a Different Story TV commercial- Ad, which aired in June 2021, the beginning of the summer tourism season in Egypt.
For more than 20 years, Ahmad Al Morsy has been working in the filmmaking industry making more than 50 films and 2000+ TV ads as a DOP, and recently as a director. Throughout his career, Al Morsy won 22 national and international awards for his work. Currently, Al Morsy is a member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC), in addition to the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) that granted him a total of 9 awards, since joining it in 2018.
As a DOP, Al Morsy has under his belt a number of works, including Messages from the Sea (Rasa’el Al Bahr), Egypt’s official submission to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and for which he received three awards. Moreover, his film Aswar Al Amar (Walls of the Moon) is the second film in the world to be shot using an ARRI D21 camera in 2009, where Al Morsy mixed between using digital cameras and 35 mm films. In 2014, he worked on The Blue Elephant, which shattered previous records at the Egyptian box office that year. The film marks his first collaboration with director Marwan Hamed and writer Ahmed Mourad, which was repeated in The Originals (2017) that won him five awards, including three awards from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS), and continued with Diamond Dust (2018), followed by Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers (2019), which became the highest-grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema, and finally the upcoming film Kira & El Gin.
His latest works as a DOP also include Al Aref: Awdat Younis, for which Al Morsy received a fair share of critical acclaim for introducing unprecedented forms of actions to the Egyptian film industry.
Furthermore, Al Morsy was the DOP behind Vodafone’s commercial for Ramadan 2021 ‘Together we can’, marking artist Sharihan’s comeback to the screen after a 27-year hiatus. He was also the DOP for her musical play Coco Chanel, which premiered on Shahid in July 2021.