Waleed Bedour was born in 1975 in Cairo to Egyptian parents. He showed interests in art at an early age; drawing, painting and playing Spanish guitar are among his many skills. He graduated from the Higher Technological Institute with a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering in 1998. After working as a telecommunication engineer for three years he traveled to California to continue his career and after 9/11 tragedy, he had to go back to Egypt. For him, it was a sign that got him thinking how to change the image of Arabs & Muslims in the eyes of the West, and what better way to do that than by making films.
In 2007, Waleed moved to New York to pursue his dream of becoming a prominent director in the American film industry. He passionately continued studying and working in films in New York, where he managed to direct his second short film "Tick Tock" in 2008, which won him the Merit award in Los Angeles Cinema film festival, and was screened in numerous festivals in the USA.
Waleed was lucky to work in several American films as first assistant director and line producer; he worked with Academy award winners and nominees such as Adrien Brody, Robert Loggia, and the late Charles Durning.
Through the years, Waleed never stopped working in Egypt. During his short visits he directed TV commercials and Music videos, among his clients Ceramica Cleopatra, Masr El Khair, and AUB Bank. Waleed is known for his unique style and the ability of getting the best performances from his talents.
In 2015, Waleed directed his first feature film "12 Angry Men & Women" and already won three awards at the North East International Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Director and Best film.
He studied film making for two years at the Academy of Arts and Cinema Technology in Egypt and even before graduating he was already working in big Egyptian productions as assistant director. His thesis "Fael Khair", AKA "The Beneficent" won a few awards in Egyptian film festivals and was screened in other festivals worldwide.