Gabriel (Ihab) Mokayed, I'm a self-taught filmmaker and entrepreneur based in Paris. Started film at the age of 17 after winning a competition to write and direct my first short film in 3D in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I never stopped learning since then.

Being born in the wrong place forced me to take a break and become a refugee twice by the age of 23. A failed attempt ended up turning into an award-winning feature documentary that paved the way for a successful second attempt. It is thanks to the film that I had the chance to construct my life from scratch in Paris, France.

Today, I create films around arts and culture and founded a research and tech startup 'blank' focused on the fashion industry.



Un mini-documentaire sur le programme “French Tech Tremplin” qui challenge les stéréotypes des entrepreneurs de La French Tech.


On parle d’une start-up que j'ai fondée blank et sa vision. Cette start-up n'aurait pas été possible sans avoir mon associé Samir Moussouni de mon côté avec son humour et génie.



Behind the scenes with Ihab Mokayed, a Syrian filmmaker and refugee. Ihab is one of 20 international creatives participating in the camp's third collaborative residency, Hive#03.

Ihab Mokayed, réalisateur et entrepreneur. Ihab est né en Syrie à Alep, et a grandi à Abou Dabi. Depuis 2017, il est réfugié en France. Avec sa caméra, il entretient une longue conversation démarrée il y a 10 ans. Sur son chemin, il rencontre la danse et les danseurs.




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