Actor Said Faraj goes head to head with Harry Lennix for Best Supporting Actor at AOF Film Festival

The actors are fellow cast mates competing for the coveted award for their work on the film The Algerian
Said Faraj in The Algerian
Said Faraj in The Algerian
MONROVIA, Calif. - Aug. 18, 2014 - PRLog -- Actor Said (pronounced sah-EED) Faraj is nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the upcoming Action On Film International Film Festival for his role in The Algerian. The festival takes place Aug. 22-30, 2014 in Monrovia, CA.The nomination pits Faraj against veteran actor and fellow cast member Harry Lennix (of NBC’s The Blacklist), also nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

An international political thriller, The Algerian follows Ali (Ben Youcef) from Algeria to the United States as he attempts to assimilate into American culture. It is revealed that Ali is part of a terroristic plot against the United States. Said Faraj portrays Ali's father. In addition to The Algerian, Faraj is also featured in Plotted Plants, and Sharia, both nominated for awards at the upcoming AOF International Film Festival.

Faraj’s career spans nearly three decades and several prominent films, including Green Zone, The Siege, Bad Influence, True Romance, and others, and popular TV series (24; NCIS: Los Angeles; Intelligence; Bones; etc.). His short film The American Failure premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and both the film and Faraj garnered several awards throughout the United States.

The Algerian will screen at the AOF International Film Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Krikorian Premier Theaters located at 410 S. Myrtle Avenue,.Monrovia, CA.

Said Faraj is represented by Media Artist Group (Sheila Leggett, LyNea Bell, Steve Ownes) of Los Angeles. All can be reached by dialing 323.658.5050.

For more information on Said Faraj, log onto his IMDb page at:

Read all the buzz about the film The Algerian!

The 6th annual Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles concluded last night with the top honor going to ” The Algerian,” the festival’s Opening Night Film that picked up awards for Best Picture- Narrative Feature-, Best Cinematography- Narrative and Best Actor- Feature (Ben Youcef)

—Hollywood Times (Valerie Milano)

Now is the time to shine a light on downtown L.A. as the historic center of the film industry and a current hotbed of independent cinema. True to that spirit, the 11-day festival opens with Giovanni Zelko’s “The Algerian”, an international thriller shot in the Middle East, New York, and Downtown L.A.

—Los Angeles Times (Oliver Gettell)

The Algerian
…is a film with a message, a compelling story and a talented if unknown cast….definitely worth seeing.

—Washington Times (David Keene)

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