Lebanese music video directors are a dime a dozen, Fadi Haddad plays by a set of different rules, he remains the busiest music video director in Lebanon and possibly in the Arab world. He is certainly the hardest working man in direction. He also has good press and most stars at home love him, and like his work. He might not be the boldest of the most creative one out there, but he gets the job done and has many satisfied and returning pop stars.
His company Retina Films produces more music videos than his closes rival. There’s a big film project he is working on, he is filming a dozen of music videos, say he has two much videos a month. He is taking political stands, if they hit Syria–he wanted to move his operation to the Gulf. He worked with the top VIP singers like Najwa Karam, Fares Karam ,Melhem Zein, Abdalah Rouaished, Rida, Wael Kfoury, Assi Helani, Alaa Zalzali, Nancy Ajram and many international singers like Dashni, Adam Clay.
I like Fadi and appreciate how he built himself form a creative talent into a full-blown business guy. Some of his music videos miss the mark, but there is little his production company cannot do. He has the connections and seems to be a good pitchman.
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