Elias is an emerging British-Moroccan writer and director. He spent a number of years freelancing behind the scenes on TV dramas and independent features for filmmakers such as Joanna Hogg and Ken Loach, before he eventually turned his hand to writing at the start of the pandemic in 2020.
Elias was selected to take part in the 2020 SAFAR Arab Film Development Programme in association with the Arab British Centre, the French Institute and the ICA; he was also part of the 2021 BFI Network Film Development Programme cohort, during which time he developed and wrote a short screenplay.
Elias hopes to use his confluence of experiences to tell stories that offer a deeper understanding of the multiplicity of Arab identity. He lives in Folkestone.