Khalil Zghayou


1st Assistant Director

Khalil's career as a 1st AD spans diverse projects, from large-scale international series to major studio productions in Morocco, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. With knowledge working in studios and on location, Khalil consistently proves to be a reliable, resourceful, and skilled First Assistant Director. His experience extends across genres such as sci-fi, horror, comedy, action, and thriller. Based in Marrakesh, Khalil is fluent in Arabic, French, and English and is ready to go wherever the work takes him.

ZeroZeroZero

1st AD (Morocco)

The Freelancer

1st AD (Morocco)

Escape from Mogadishu

1st AD (Morocco)

Selected credits


date
production
director / production company
television:
2023
HELLO (Morocco)
Sebastian Hilger / Bon Voyage Films, Kasbah Films
2022
THE FREELANCER (Morocco)
Neeraj Pandey / Friday Storytellers, Zak Productions
2019
CASTLE ROCK Series 2 (Morocco)
Phil Abraham / Olive Avenue Productions, Phil Abraham / Olive Avenue Productions,
2018
ZEROZEROZERO (Morocco)
Janus Metz / Cattleya, Amarcord, MPS
2016
SHERLOCK Series 4 (Morocco)
Rachel Talalay / Hartswood Films, Zak Productions
2015
TERRA X – THE HUNT FOR
Robert Schotter / Taglight Media, Saad Films
WHITE GOLD (Morocco)
2015
EMMA AFTER MIDNIGHT (Morocco)
Torston C. Fischer / SWR, Kasbah Films
feature films:
2023
DESERT WARRIOR (Prep, Saudi Arabia - 2nd Unit)
Rupert Wyatt / AGC International
2023
THE LAST EXORCIST: INTO DARKNESS (Prep)
Asim Altokhais / 3rd Action Films, Urban Vision Films
2023
EAGLES OF THE REPUBLIC (Prep, Morocco)
Tarik Saleh / Atmo, Memento Films
2020
ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU (Morocco)
Seung-wan Ryoo / Filmakers R&K, BO Film Services
2018
SCORPION (Morocco)
Muhlisa Azizova / Magic Pictures
2018
OKUOTOKO (Morocco)
Keishi Ohtomo / Toho Pictures, Dreamaker Productions
2016
ÉPOUSE-MOI MON POTE (Morocco)
Tarek Boudali / Axel Films, Agora Films
As 2nd Assistant Director
television:
2014
WHITE CITY (Morocco)
Stephen Gaghan, Diplomat TPC, Stalwart Films
2013
HOMELAND Series 3 (Morocco)
Lesli Linka Glatter, Daniel Minahan / Arctic Fox Prods.
feature films:
2021
BOY FROM HEAVEN (Key 2nd, Turkey)
Tarik Saleh / Atmo, Memento Films, ARA Film
2015
SPECTRE (Morocco)
Sam Mendes / MGM
2014
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 (Morocco)
Christopher McQuarrie / Skydance, Bad Robot
2014
ROCK THE KASBAH (Morocco)
Barry Levinson / Dunes Films
2014
AMERICAN SNIPER (Morocco)
Clint Eastwood / Scope Productions, Zak Productions