Born in Cairo in 1988, Omar El Zohairy studied film directing at the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo. During his studies, he worked as an assistant for Yosry Nasrallah and Ahmed Abdallah among many other prominent film directors in Egypt. His short film, The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375, premiered at Cannes Film Festival and was the first Egyptian film to be selected for the Cannes Cinefondation. The film went on to win awards worldwide. Zohairy is working on his first feature, Feather of a Father. The project was selected for the 32nd Cinefondation Residence and awarded the Baumi Development Award from Pandora Films and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.