Born and raised in Kuwait, Omar Al Dakheel moved to the US at 17 after receiving a full merit scholarship to the University of Miami. After graduating with a BS in Broadcast Journalism and a BA in Theatre Arts, he went on to earn his MFA at the USC School of Cinematic Arts where he focused on Directing and Producing.
Omar directed "Jihad in Hollywood", featuring Werner Herzog, which is now on Al Jazeera. He also directed "al imam", featuring one of the world's few female imams, which is now on National Geographic. His latest narrative film "Ablution" has gone to over 70 international film festivals including Austin Film Festival where he nows serves as a member of the selection committee.
Omar is based in Hollywood. His goal is to tell diverse stories with universal values that can bridge the gap between the East and the West.