Mona has worked in hundreds of commercials and assisted in several TV series and movies in the Middle East.
Egyptian production designer and art director Mona Mekkawi has won the Emmy award for her film Oversight. She became the first Egyptian woman ever to get the Emmy.
The documentary Oversight won a regional Emmy for the Best Historical Documentary Film, among two other Emmys.
Mekkawi wrote on Twitter: “I am so honoured to be part of this amazing achievement.”
Mekkawi started her career at 17 and became one of the youngest production designers in Egypt. She has worked in hundreds of commercials and assisted in several TV series and movies in the Middle East, until she moved to the US, where she started from scratch.
Her graduation thesis project film with director Omar El-Zohairy titled The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at kilometre 375 was nominated in several international film festivals, including Cannes, Palm Springs, Dubai, Durban, Nashville and Montpellier, among others. She also won the Santa Lucia International Competition.