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Mehdi Darlis


NYFA 1-Year Producing Conservatory alum Mehdi Darlis is producer to the ever-popular Peacock original documentary Hell of a Cruise (2022), follows the Diamond Princess cruise ship and its passengers after one passenger tests positive for the coronavirus. After the ship is forced to dock and its passengers to quarantine, the documentary shows the U.S. government’s response and immediate attempt to return American passengers, resulting in the rapid spread of the virus en route.

Darlis is producer to a multitude of documentary and short films including BeLoved, Embryo, Vida, Claire, DIVERT LEA, All The Things You Are, Over the net: Dream or illusion? He is also the head of MATTE filmswhich is the original content division of MATTE Projects studio. 

Program Studied at NYFA: Producing
Program Type: 1-Year Producing Conservatory
Year Attended/Graduated: 2017
Location: New York City

NYFA Producing Alum Mehdi Darlis

Hell of a Cruise | Official Trailer | Peacock Original


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