One of Egypt’s best-selling novelists, Ahmed has also stamped himself on
the local filmmaking industry as one of its most successful screenwriters. His adaptations of his novel THE
BLUE ELEPHANT (2014) and its subsequent sequel (2019) both scored handsomely at the box office.
KIRA & El GIN, the 2022 war epic that he co-wrote, is the highest
grossing local film in Egyptian cinema history.