is an American of Palestinian descent born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is a Veteran of the United States Navy who served in The Persian Gulf War. Beyond his military service, he attended Long Island University and received a scholarship for his studies in the Visual Arts. During that time, Saade started in independent films, music videos, and commercials, and became an IATSE Local #52 Electrician. Saade is now currently an IATSE Local #600 Cinematographer / Steadicam Operator with nearly three decades of experience in the motion picture industry.
Over the years, Saade has honed his skills as a filmmaker, built a depth of industry knowledge, advanced his collaborative abilities, and cultivated a reputation as a consummate professional. On set, he takes a proactive approach and consistently demonstrates a work ethic that inspires a positive and powerful momentum. In addition to the specific skills Saade has developed in his craft, he places a premium on flexibility and partnership. These are vital qualities that enable him to both lead and follow as necessary, making any production process successful.
NY Cinematography Awards
“Queen of Knives “
Best Feature Film Cinematography June 2023
Best Film Lighting June 2023
International Independent Film Award
“Queen of Knives“
Platnium Winner for Cinematography July 2023