Abuhajaj is a teen actor living in Sweden. 6 years ago, he, together with his family, moved from Dubai to a small town in Sweden. Having to learn a foreign language, acclimate to a new society and leave his support system and family at home all at the age of 11 was, needless to say, the hardest thing he’s ever done.
With a passion for learning and exploring, he quickly found his new self in this new country. He brings this same passion to improve and to grow, into everything that he does and it has helped him tremendously as an actor as he has a sea of experiences and stories to draw from.
He started acting in school plays and smaller productions in Dubai when he was a child. After moving to Sweden, and having learned the language, he jumped back into the business with a refreshed and goal-oriented mind. He joined his local community theatre where he has been taking weekly classes for the past two years and is proud and excited to say that he has a play coming up this spring!
He has taken a 6-month improv class to expand his improv abilities as well as an acting class in Stockholm specifically to learn the differences between camera and theatre acting.
His main focus right now is breaking into the Film and TV industry. So far, he has worked on a Head and Shoulders campaign, an educational film for Sweden’s national mental health committee and a small but powerful commercial for his hometown all which he booked this summer. In the future he sees himself doing a lot of international work as an actor and a producer where he can really put his English and Arabic skills to use. He has an undying passion for this business and the stories it could tell. He finds it so amazing how life changing a movie or a play can be to someone and would love to tell as many stories from as many different walks of life as possible.
Introduction in ENGLISH
Introduction in Swedish
Introduction in ARABIC
FILM & TELEVISION
Heder / Co-star / Socialstyrelsen
Prata EU Intro / As himself / Audiola
Fusk / Lead / Cultural School, Karlskrona
Impro / Supporting / Ronneby Folk Theatre
Summer Theatre / Lead / Karlskrona Community
Around the World / Lead / School Theatre, Dubai
Arabian Nights / Supporting / School Theatre, Dubai
Around the World / Supporting / School Theatre, Dubai
Alaadin / Lead / Scholl Theatre, Dubai
COMMERCIALS & VO
Head & Shoulders / Co-star / EU
Sep 2019 –
Karlskrona Kulturskola, Karlskrona
Theater and drama education
Education in theater where you get to be part of setting up and playing a show with a lot of technical training and script work.
Academic year 2019-2020 (High School)
Törsnströmska gymnasiet, Karlskrona
Scenic character education
Developing a complex stage character where you work mainly with technique and improvisation exercises to strengthen the doctrine of different characters and their behavior.
August 2019 – December 2019
Ronneby folk theater, Ronneby
How to improvise “on the spot.” We worked with different themes and characters each week that were in different scenarios.
Cinemantrix studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Weekend course in film acting
This course focused a lot on the technique of being in front of the camera and how to prepare to stand in front of the camera. It tackled everything from how to learn the script for a short period of time to really have a “connection” with the person you are playing against. The course is intensive, ie 16 hours over 2 days.
Languages (Arabic & English native speaker and Swedish fluent), Swedish (EU) passports, Gymnastics and Singing
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