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Moustapha Akkad

Biography

Syrian American producer and director who produced the initial Halloween films and directed the films Mohammad, Messenger of God, and Lion from the Desert. He examined film path and production on the School of California, LA. He once attempted to get Pinewood Studios in the united kingdom in the Rank Company. He was wedded twice and acquired three kids. He and his little girl were killed with a suicide bomber in 2005 in Amman, Jordan. He was making an $80 million film starring Sean Connery during his loss of life in 2005.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth July 1, 1930
Place Of Birth Syria
Profession Film Producer
Education University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality Syrian, American
Spouse Susha Ascha Akkad
Children Malek Akkad, Rima Akkad Monla, Tarik Akkad, Zaid Akkad
Movies The Message, Lion of the Desert, Appointment with Fear, Free Ride, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween: Resurrection, Arrissala
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Moustafa was killed when a suicide bomber targeted a hotel in Jordan. His daughter was also killed. [November 2005]
2Currently in Pre-Production of Halloween 9 [November 2003]
3Jordan, was announced in a press conference to be the chosen location for his new long awaited epic about Saladdin. [December 2004]
4His daughter, Rima Akkad Monla, was also killed in the terrorist bombing.
5For more than a decade, he has been trying to find sponsors for an epic movie about Saladin.
6He had three children with his first wife, Patricia: son, Malek Akkad'; daughter, Rima Akkad Monla; and son, Taric Akkad. He also had a son, Zaid with his second wife, Suha.
7He is the only production participant from the first Halloween film to be credited in every subsequent Halloween sequel.
8Left home at 19 to study theatre arts at UCLA and received his masters from USC.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halloween: Resurrection2002executive producer
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later1998executive producer
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers1995executive producer
Halloween 51989executive producer
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers1988executive producer
Free Ride1986executive producer
Appointment with Fear1985executive producer
Halloween III: Season of the Witch1982executive producer - uncredited
Halloween II1981executive producer - uncredited
Lion of the Desert1980producer
Halloween1978executive producer - uncredited
Al-risâlah1976producer
The Message1976producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lion of the Desert1980
Al-risâlah1976
The Message1976

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halloween: Resurrection2002presenter
Halloween 51989presenter

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'Halloween': A Cut Above the Rest2003TV Movie documentary still photographer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halloween Existence2012Short dedicated to the memory of
The Shadow of October2012Short dedicatee
Halloween2007in memory of
Halloween 4: Final Cut2001Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror2006Video documentaryHimself
'Halloween': A Cut Above the Rest2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Halloween: Resurrected2002Video shortHimself
Halloween 4: Final Cut2001Video documentary shortHimself
Inside 'Halloween 5'2000Video documentary shortHimself
'Halloween' Unmasked 20001999Video documentaryHimself
The Making of Lion of the Desert1981Documentary shortHimself
The Making of an Epic: Mohammad Messenger of God1976TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halloween: The Inside Story2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film2006DocumentaryHimself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Memorial sequence

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#Quote
1[about The Message (1977)] I did the film because it is a personal thing for me. Besides its production values as a film, it has its story, its intrigue, its drama. Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the West I felt that it was my obligation, my duty, to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700-million following, yet it's so little known about it, which surprised me. I thought I should tell the story that will bring this bridge, this gap to the West.

#Trademark
1Is known as the grandfather of the Halloween movies

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