is a Riyadh based animator and filmmaker, with a M.F.A in 3D Animation and Motion Arts from Pratt Institute in New York, Brooklyn.
Her passion for storytelling through animation comes from the fact that it is a liberating medium, as the limits of imagination are nonexistent in the realm of animation. If she was a superhero in a Marvel movie, her hair would be her super power, as it shape-shifts into multiple styles in a short period of time.
Her short films, The Dark Cloud (stop-motion animation) and The Palm Witch (3D animation), have been screened in multiple film festivals in the gulf region. Like The Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Film Festival in Dhahran, ZUMEFF and Original Narrative Film Festival at AUS in the United Arab Emirates.
Hala works on writing for animation, storyboarding, animation, and character design. She is a skilled digital illustrator of portraits, and also dabbles in VFX. Currently, she is directing a Saudi animated feature film, while writing and directing another short in an animated anthology series. Additionally, she teaches Audiovisual Media at the College of Arts in King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.