The Good Muslim


Khalil finds himself stuck between two worlds, the world of his adopted home country England, and the culture of his native country Iraq. When his ill mother does not recognize him anymore Khalil is confronted with the ultimate loss of identity.


Genre: Drama

Production: UK 2009

Running Time: 15 min

Language: English

Shooting Format: DVCPRO-HD

Original Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Sound Mix: Stereo LTRT


Khalil — Menis Yousry

Nada — Zmira Wicking

Ayesha — Alice Brickwood

Jan — Louie Seers

Mehmud — Farhan Khan

Ali — Abbas Daya

Yusuf — Amir Boutrous

Newsagent — Robert Cambrinus

Film Festivals | Awards

Gold Remi Award — WorldFest Houston (USA)

Independent Award (2nd Prize) — CIAFF (Hamilton, Canada)

Award of Merit — Accolade Competition (La Jolla, USA)

Silver Bear — Festival of Nations (Ebensee, Austria)

UNICA Special Prize — Golden Diana Film Festival (Austria)


Writer/Director — Robert Cambrinus

Director of Photography — Jun Keung Cheung

Focus Puller — Hu Hsuan Wei

Assistant Cameraman — Brian Lockyer

Grip — Ed Lancaster

Gaffer — Duncan Riedl

2nd Gaffer — James Matai

Spark — Adrianna Tsigara

Sound Recordist — Roger Johnson

2nd Sound Recordist — Rowan October

Boom Operator — Jason Creasey

Production Designer — Renee Kharag

Runner — Lorraine Brown

Make-up Artist — Laura Jane Sessions

Hair — Almut Gramar

2nd Make-up Artist — Soraya Gonzales

Stills Photographer — Joana Gauer

Composer — Nicholas Singer

Sound Designer/Mixer — Markus Moll

Offline Editor — Nathan Cubitt

Online/Colourist — Oladoke Fagbenle

Assistant Director — Mark Vella

Production Manager — Audrey Destandau

Producer — Robert Stokvis

Film Notes

The Good Muslim was not intended to be screened separately as a stand-alone film. It was produced for the Commentary project. However, I decided to give it a short run at some festivals to make the point that the two films, The Good Muslim and Commentary, are two different films. The Good Muslim is now a companion piece to Commentary.