Eslam Medhat was born in Alexandria, Egypt. He is the Co-founder and executive director of Artkhana, an art space for film and animation in Alexandria. He holds a bachelor of engineering, from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST). He attended courses in time management, team building and meetings skills at the AAST during 2005. He also completed the Project Management Fundamentals & Professional (PMP) courses, in 2007, member at the SNPO, Society for Non-Profit Organizations. He designed a series of learning videos during Military Service (safety guide, first aid, fire safety … etc) that became part of the learning tutorial for newcomers. Prepared and mentored several workshops on filmmaking and animation at several cultural centers and lately at Artkhana. Workshops were titled; “Introduction to Cartoon Thinking”, “Filmmaking”, “Timing in Animation” and “Storyboarding”. Eslam’s filmmaking experience was gained through participating in several independent short films like, working as an art director for; “Arabic in action” project (2d animation), “Dhahran airport” (3d animation), “Endymion” (short fiction film) and several TV ads as a storyboard artist. He also works as a character designer and 3d studio private trainer.