17th Annual Filmi!
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 17 Years!
December 2nd – December 3rd, 2016
7:30PM Shorts Programme
The Meter Man of Le Moutrechon
Directed by Ronnie Khalil
Length: 17:41 Minutes
Cast: Supinder Wraich, Clayton Farris
Director’s Bio: Ronnie Khalil is a producer, writer and director. He recently co-directed and co-wrote the feature film, You Can’t Kill Stephen King! a campy horror comedy set in Maine, which has garnered international attention, with numerous offers including the U.S., U.K., Germany, Japan, Australia and South Korea.Ronnie was also commissioned to write the new feature film, “A to B,” set in Abu Dhabi and directed by the region’s premiere director, Ali F. Mostafa.
His film script Seducing Leyla was accepted to both the Cairo Film Festival and Dubai Film Festival as part of their film connections, as well as EAVE, one of the premiere European producer’s film workshop. Ronnie also served as a guest panelist at the Dubai Film Festival to discuss, “Comedy Across Cultures.”
In addition to his film accomplishments, Ronnie is co-Founder of The Middle Eastern Comedy Festival in Los Angeles and garnered national attention as the first comedian to perform in Cairo after Egypt’s revolution, joking about taboo subjects such as politics and sexual harassment.
Ronnie has performed with the Axis of Evil, Arabs Gone Wild, Sultans of Satire and taped two Friday Night Live Showtime Comedy specials in Dubai, including Minorities Rule and New World Order, as well as a stand-up show on Australia’s Comedy Channel and the new Sirius XM special, “Ronnie Khalil, Unveiled in Lebanon.”
In addition to stand-up, Ronnie earned his M.B.A. from the University of Miami, and lectured in colleges throughout the United States regarding success and motivation. His most popular lectures are Success through C.O.M.E.D.Y.and Networking: How to Avoid Really Hard Work. Prior to comedy, Ronnie worked as an account executive at one of South Florida’s largest public relations firms.