Photos with Sanaa Hamri
Sanaa Hamri is a renowned film director from Tangier, Morocco. Her feature directorial debut was the romantic comedy Something New for Focus Features in 2006, followed by her second directorial effort, the sequel to the Warner Bros.' hit The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, then onto the Fox Searchlight romantic comedy Just Wright, starring Queen Latifah, Common and Paula Patton released in summer 2010. Before becoming a motion picture director, Sanaa Hamri was an acclaimed music video director. Her recent MTV VMA award winning "Super Bass" music video for Nicki Minaj. has over 300,000 million hits on the internet worldwide. Read more... most obvious example of how current she continues to work with just about every major superstar you can think of (Lil Wayne, Prince, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Sting...). In commercials, Sanaa just finished the huge upcoming Jenny Craig campaign featuring Mariah Carey. Her other commercial works have included collaborating with acclaimed talent such as Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Brokeback Mountain, Alexander). Hamri emigrated from her native Morocco to study theater & psychology at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Quickly after, she became a sought after music video and commercial editor. From editing, she transitioned into directing. Hamri grew up in Tangier, Morocco in a cross cultural household: father is a Moroccan fine artist (part of the Beat Generation)and mother is American. Hamri speaks four languages and also directs internationally.