Our Team
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Abdullah Al Nafeesah
Chairman of the Board

Team member

Niko Ruokosuo | General Manager

Niko Ruokosuo is an International Executive and Entrepreneur with 20 years of decision-making and strategic work experience in Scandinavia, Central Europe, North America and the Middle-East in the largest and most respected companies in each market. Key positions include: • COO: Saudi Research and Marketing Group; The largest media company in Saudi Arabia • Founder & CEO: Abi Sayara; Saudi Arabia’s largest used cars online marketplace for car dealers • Co-Founder & CEO: Opinionist, instant polling platform for any media company or brand • CEO & Shareholder: Scoopshot; a mobile crowdsourcing solution for bespoke consumer photos and videos • CEO: Sanoma City Papers, a division of the largest media company in Finland • VP Operations, Los Angeles Times Niko holds a Masters degree in Graphic arts technology and paper technology from the University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland. On his spare time, Niko sails competitively in International Sailing Regattas, plays golf, enjoys hiking and music and spending time with his three children.

Abdularahman Al Nafisah | Deputy General Manager

One of the instrumental key founders of Nebras Films in 2016 coming from Al Nafeesah family with the vision of taking the Middle East to the world. Abdulrahman enjoys the creative side of the business, and is heavily involved in field operations which is pivotal towards the delivery of quality services. Abdulrahman’s antagonist sense of business allows for continuous development of our services and reaching new heights; Continuously demanding more of himself in order to elevate our creative sphere to the stars. During his free time, Abdulrahman is a sports junky, he enjoys watching & playing football, bowling, and horse riding.

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Team member

Matty Beckerman | Head of Production

Matty Beckerman made his directorial debut with “ALIEN ABDUCTION” a Sci-Fi thriller based on the legend of the Brown Mountain Lights. It was released by IFC Midnight in Theaters on April 4, 2014. Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction) and Mike Fleiss (Hostel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Bachelor) produced, along with Beckerman himself and his wife Cathy under their production shingle, BIG PICTURE. Written by Robert Lewis and based on a story by Beckerman, and Executive Produced by Exclusive Media’s Guy East and Alex Brunner (The Woman In Black, Rush, The Quiet Ones). Alien Abduction Synopsis: A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this pulse-pounding thriller based on real life events.
Previously, Beckerman was the Founder and CEO of Natural Selection, a privately-held, equity-backed motion picture company based in Los Angeles, which was in the business of developing, financing, producing and distributing branded, high- concept genre pictures for theatrical distribution. Run by Beckerman, Natural Selection worked with acclaimed writers, directors and producers to produce and develop independent films and quickly became one of the top equity financiers in Hollywood.
He has Executive Produced Paul Scheuring’s The Experiment starring Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker and Produced Stephen T. Kay’s thriller Isolation starring David Harbour and Eva Amurri.
Prior to Natural Selection, Mr. Beckerman served as the General Manager of Bulletproof Recording Company Inc.
He also founded Now Or Never Records, Inc, an independent record label with distribution through Warner Bros and ADA.
Beckerman currently resides between Los Angeles and Riyadh, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America.

Joel Galang | Production Service Manager

Joel Galang used to work for a Production Company in the Philippines that caters to the production of local films, Indie films, TVC for all the major advertising agencies, foreign feature films, documentaries, and MTV’s. The Company operates the largest, most complete and most comprehensive film production facility and rental house in the Philippines.
He was employed as a Production Manager, started working in 1991 and hired as a Production Assistant and move up in rank through the years, became a Production Coordinator, Location Manager, Unit Production Manager and ended his career with that Company as a Production Manager.
Now currently working as a Production Service Manager for Nebras Films with primary function is to
manage the Studio and also as a coordinator for both crew and equipment during Production.

Team member
Team member

Fouad Alkhateeb | Director and Assistant Producer

Fouad Alkhateeb is a Saudi Filmmaker with 5 years of experience in the production field.
Graduating from Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a BFA in Motion Pictures & Television, Fouad had the chance to learn under Los Angeles professionals such as SAG actress Diane Baker and TV director Doug Campbell.
Fouad Alkhateeb has been working and creating content with great success in the MENA region with the biggest production players from (MBC) in the broadcast field, to (Uturn Entertainment) in the web series filed with over 14 Million viewers on “Shegat Al3eyal” and MBC latest TV series success “CUT”.
Currently, Fouad is a team player in Nebras Films as a Director and Assistant Producer on Nebras’s Productions since early 2018.

Abdullah Al Nafeesah
Chairman of the Board

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Niko Ruokosuo
General Manager

Team member

Niko Ruokosuo is an International Executive and Entrepreneur with 20 years of decision-making and strategic work experience in Scandinavia, Central Europe, North America and the Middle-East in the largest and most respected companies in each market. Key positions include: • COO: Saudi Research and Marketing Group; The largest media company in Saudi Arabia • Founder & CEO: Abi Sayara; Saudi Arabia’s largest used cars online marketplace for car dealers • Co-Founder & CEO: Opinionist, instant polling platform for any media company or brand • CEO & Shareholder: Scoopshot; a mobile crowdsourcing solution for bespoke consumer photos and videos • CEO: Sanoma City Papers, a division of the largest media company in Finland • VP Operations, Los Angeles Times Niko holds a Masters degree in Graphic arts technology and paper technology from the University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland. On his spare time, Niko sails competitively in International Sailing Regattas, plays golf, enjoys hiking and music and spending time with his three children.

Abdularahman Al Nafisah
Deputy General Manager

Team member

One of the instrumental key founders of Nebras Films in 2016 coming from Al Nafeesah family with the vision of taking the Middle East to the world. Abdulrahman enjoys the creative side of the business, and is heavily involved in field operations which is pivotal towards the delivery of quality services. Abdulrahman’s antagonist sense of business allows for continuous development of our services and reaching new heights; Continuously demanding more of himself in order to elevate our creative sphere to the stars. During his free time, Abdulrahman is a sports junky, he enjoys watching & playing football, bowling, and horse riding.

Matty Beckerman
Head of Production

Team member

Matty Beckerman made his directorial debut with “ALIEN ABDUCTION” a Sci-Fi thriller based on the legend of the Brown Mountain Lights. It was released by IFC Midnight in Theaters on April 4, 2014. Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction) and Mike Fleiss (Hostel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Bachelor) produced, along with Beckerman himself and his wife Cathy under their production shingle, BIG PICTURE. Written by Robert Lewis and based on a story by Beckerman, and Executive Produced by Exclusive Media’s Guy East and Alex Brunner (The Woman In Black, Rush, The Quiet Ones). Alien Abduction Synopsis: A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this pulse-pounding thriller based on real life events.
Previously, Beckerman was the Founder and CEO of Natural Selection, a privately-held, equity-backed motion picture company based in Los Angeles, which was in the business of developing, financing, producing and distributing branded, high- concept genre pictures for theatrical distribution. Run by Beckerman, Natural Selection worked with acclaimed writers, directors and producers to produce and develop independent films and quickly became one of the top equity financiers in Hollywood.
He has Executive Produced Paul Scheuring’s The Experiment starring Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker and Produced Stephen T. Kay’s thriller Isolation starring David Harbour and Eva Amurri.
Prior to Natural Selection, Mr. Beckerman served as the General Manager of Bulletproof Recording Company Inc.
He also founded Now Or Never Records, Inc, an independent record label with distribution through Warner Bros and ADA.
Beckerman currently resides between Los Angeles and Riyadh, and is a member of the Directors Guild of America.

Fouad Alkhateeb
Director and Assistant Producer

Team member

Fouad Alkhateeb is a Saudi Filmmaker with 5 years of experience in the production field.
Graduating from Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a BFA in Motion Pictures & Television, Fouad had the chance to learn under Los Angeles professionals such as SAG actress Diane Baker and TV director Doug Campbell.
Fouad Alkhateeb has been working and creating content with great success in the MENA region with the biggest production players from (MBC) in the broadcast field, to (Uturn Entertainment) in the web series filed with over 14 Million viewers on “Shegat Al3eyal” and MBC latest TV series success “CUT”.
Currently, Fouad is a team player in Nebras Films as a Director and Assistant Producer on Nebras’s Productions since early 2018..

Joel Galang
Production Service Manager

Team member

Joel Galang used to work for a Production Company in the Philippines that caters to the production of local films, Indie films, TVC for all the major advertising agencies, foreign feature films, documentaries, and MTV’s. The Company operates the largest, most complete and most comprehensive film production facility and rental house in the Philippines.
He was employed as a Production Manager, started working in 1991 and hired as a Production Assistant and move up in rank through the years, became a Production Coordinator, Location Manager, Unit Production Manager and ended his career with that Company as a Production Manager.
Now currently working as a Production Service Manager for Nebras Films with primary function is to manage the Studio and also as a coordinator for both crew and equipment during Production.