Very Big Shot
Directed by Mir-Jean Bou Chaya
A Small time drug-dealer stumbles upon a brilliant way to smuggle amphetamines across the Lebanese border. He enlists the help of an underrated filmmaker and in the process discovers how to slyly manipulate public opinion.
Lebanon’s official entry to the 2017 Oscars
Very Big Shot is the Opening Night film of our Los Angeles edition. Our 8 pm LA screening will be preceded by a reception at 6:00 pm in the presence of the Honorable Johnny Ibrahim, General Consul of Lebanon in Los Angeles, a Q&A with the Director to follow the screening.
Beirut-born and a graduate of the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-arts, Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya made a name for himself filming music videos, TV series and shorts—including 2013’s Filmmakers, the basis for Very Big Shot. He’s also the co-founder of SuppAr, an organization dedicated to fostering Arabic filmmakers and movies about the region.