Mahmoud Gaballah

Currently based in Istanbul; I work with businesses to create visual content that help them present their services/products to their potential clients. I also work with Humanitarian organisations & NGOs to raise awareness about their projects using Photography & video. I work as a freelancer taking different roles in different projects. Sometimes I am a director, sometimes creative director, video editor and/or colorist. Although my main focus is cinematography/still photography. I look forward to working with creative people and constantly developing my skills.

If you ever find yourself in Istanbul, email me and let’s get together for coffee and have a chat.

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Business Insider
TRT World
Clear Tag
Mensch Creative
Global Citizen
Adorama TV
Great Big Story
Huffington Post

Sofia Couceiro, Great Big Story

Mahmoud was wonderful to work with. He did extensive research on restaurants and places where Koshari was made and, on top of that and out of his own initiative, he also provided the production team with draft scripts and creative ideas on how to produce the short-documentary during COVID-19. Mahmoud was energetic and passionate for the project and I highly recommend him.

Project: Koshari Dish – Egypt
Documentary Producer

Mike Musikanto, Storyhunter

Very professional. Highly recommended!

Project: The Rough Cut
Commercial DP

Andria May Corsini, Great Big Story

Thank you so much for doing this for us with such a short deadline, truly appreciate it. The footage looks great, you’re a rockstar.

Project: Turkish Dessert – Tavukgogsu
Documentary Shooter

Martin Kummel, Mensch Creative

Very helpful and friendly professional. Requested revisions were provided which helped get the project approved.

Project: Gender Gap – Photography Project

Megan Robertson, Huffington Post

Mahmoud was great to work with and delivered high quality footage we needed for a project in a super timely fashion. We needed a lot of footage of rush hour transportation across the Bosphorus and he met every requirement for the project and exceeded expectations. I’d trust him to work on any project with us in Istanbul, and hope to collaborate down the road for HuffPost!

Project: Bosphorus Ferry ride
Documentary Shooter

Dania Bdeir, Clear Tag

Mahmoud was very professional, accommodating and helpful. It was a pleasure working with him.

Project: Hajj Portraits, Before/After
Photographer/ Producer

Stephanie Gaweda, Storyhunter

Mahmoud was very easy to communicate with, knowledgeable on the subject he pitched, and he went back to the location to try to cover the story again after technical issue prevented it on the first day. Would hire again.

Project: Ramadan in Istanbul
Mobile Journalist/ Livestreamer