Mo Ali, Our Patron



Mo is one of the freshest directors in the UK music industry, and since his arrival on the scene with his extreme drive and visual bravado, Mo has directed over 65 music videos.  Starting off as a runner at just 15 years old after accidentally bumping into a director, Mo quickly realized he had a passion for directing. It was this unintentional experience that first ignited his obsession and love for all things film.

Shortly after leaving University, Mo began working as a runner non-stop for 2 years unpaid, building up his CV and contacts within the industry. Around the same time Mo began to roam the UK urban music scene, it was there that he was able to cultivate his talents as an up and coming director. Most of the time, he could be found shooting free videos for independent and underground UK acts.

It was his hard work and innovative style that paid off and he got his big break directing Lethal Bs POW video. Soon the video and song became an instant hit which meant Mos reputation began to build and so did his clientele. At the age of 23, using his newly found profile, Mo started to be commissioned by major record labels, giving him the perfect creative platform to shoot on film and then finally on motion control.

Mo has shot videos for a who's who of British urban acts from the early underground grime days to the current chart topping pack of British urban artists. His ability to constantly come to the table with fresh ideas has seen him direct videos for acts including Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, Skepta, Jammer and many more. Mo continues to work with the most innovative artists creating stand out promos in the urban market.

In 2008 he signed with the well respected Flynn Productions and continued to build his client portfolio which culminated in the opportunity to shoot his first feature film; 'Shank' an action-packed drama set in a ruined London in 2015, where youth gangs run wild. The film is distributed with the acclaimed Revolver films and is sure to cement Mo firmly amongst the top directors in the UK.

More tips from Mo Ali are featured on our YouTube Channel including 24 hours as a director, the casting process and a director's career path.

Mo Ali The Pre-Production Process
Mo talks through the director's role in the pre-production process. He offers guidance and tips to other young filmmakers.
Mo Ali The Production Process
Mo offers advice on how the director should work alongside actors and crew members to make the best film possible.
The Post-Production Process
Mo Ali talks through the director's role in the post-production process. He offers tips and guidance to other young filmmakers.

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