Mustafa Abbas is an award-winning Emirati writer and director. His last film Sunset State played in seven countries including the Dubai International Film Festival as well the short film corner in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. With his distinct style of filmmaking, Abbas has played a big part in developing the local film scene going back more than a decade. He is known as one of the pioneers in the Emirati film industry and has contributed in not only writing, producing and directing films but also has been on the jury for festivals as well and also been awarded for his work by Dubai Customs, as well as the Community Development Authority, both of which are part of the Dubai Government. In 2018, Mustafa was chosen as one of the Esquire100, and he was also featured on the cover of the luxury magazine Simply Abu Dhabi. Recently, he has completed his latest project “The Long Game”.