The Lebanese Burger Mafia

Back Road Productions (2023)

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The meaty saga of Burger Baron, a rogue fast-food chain with mysterious origins, a cult following, and a pathway to the immigrant dream. Premiered at Hot Docs Film Festival.

Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped the Americas

Simon & Schuster Canada, September 21, 2021

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Journalist Omar Mouallem travels to thirteen remarkable mosques and discovers the surprising history of their communities. But what he finds also challenges his own long-held personal beliefs, and even his sense of identity. Available for preorder.

Pandemic University School of Writing

Founder and Owner, 2020

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A pop-up virtual school for, by, and in support of writers adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. PanU hires acclaimed authors, journalists, and screenwriters to teach affordable classes on creativity, craft, and business.

At Large Newsletter

Creator, 2020


Weekly advice column for freelance writers and journalists navigating sticky situations.

Digging in the Dirt

Directed and Produced with Dylan Rhys Howard

Back Road Productions and CBC, 2019

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A documentary about the psychological costs of working in Alberta’s oil sands and the mental health crisis that’s been ignored for a decade. Premiered on CBC Absolutely Canada in fall 2019.

Nominated for three Rosies, including best feature documentary.

Inside the Inferno

Coauthored with Damian Asher

Simon & Schuster Canada, 2017

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An action-packed, on-the-ground memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire and the courage, resilience, and sacrifice of the firefighters who saved the city.