Producer Youcef Beghdadi is the founder of the Montreal-based film house Film & Blues Production.
The Algiers native made his directorial debut in 2016 with the short film PhD Gold Digger. This dialogue-driven drama has won two awards and has been selected in five film festivals to date. The Independent Critic described it as "a quiet little gem with an ultra-solid soundtrack". Youcef's next film, No Time to Change (2017) has been described as "a simple, unique and inspired short" without any weak links. This film tells a heartwarming story while featuring songs from a variety of independent Montreal musicians.
In addition to writing and directing his own short films, Youcef has also produced, directed and edited over 20 music videos. He is currently working on his first feature film, Blue Tongues, and the first season of a talk show highlighting Montreal-based artists.