Reim El Houni trained in the BBC and worked her way up the ladder primarily working on the production of corporate films, TV commercials, webcasts, and events. She moved to Dubai in 2007 where she was catapulted back into the broadcast world, producing & directing the first English language locally produced TV show for broadcaster Dubai One. She became an Executive Producer and Head of Events at the channel, responsible for developing a range of lifestyle programming and for live TV coverage of key events in the Dubai calendar.
Reim launched her own production company Ti22 Films in January 2011 servicing both corporates & broadcasters. Ti22 Films has won 11 New York Festival Awards & an additional 13 finalist awards and in 2014 was awarded its first Cannes Corporate Media and TV Award. Reim has worked with some of the globes largest multinationals such as Amazon, Reebok, Swarovski, LG Electronics, to name a few, and broadcasters such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel, BBC and many more.
As Reim believes the future of the media industry is in online content, in 2014 Reim founded dubai ON demand, an online presenter-led lifestyle channel featuring a host of well-known Dubai personalities, where the world of branded content and influencer marketing collide. dubai ON demand has evolved into a video-based personal branding membership community for business owners and thought leaders. In 2019, a third video brand was born, Fusion Digital Content to support organizations to develop social media and digital video content and 2021 saw the birth of Dynamite, a brand specializing in video animations and design.
Reim has served on the Jury of the New York Festival Television & Film Awards for 8 years and is regularly called to speak at events. She also supports organizations as a media consultant and video strategist and runs both in-house and public workshops to support entities with their video strategy. With the pandemic, Reim identified a need for business owners to start creating their own videos to become visible and launched her DIY Video Academy, offering online courses to empower business professionals to start using video and gain the confidence to embrace their niche on camera. She currently runs group coaching programmes to help professionals get visible with video.
One of Reim's largest milestone projects was executive producing the daily live TV show, Studio Expo for Expo 2020! The show aired daily featuring a wide range of guests and topics from presidents to Michelin star chefs to celebrity performers to dignitaries from around the world. The show was live simultaneously on Expo TV with a global reach and Dubai One with a pan-Arab reach.
Reims' latest adventure is Executive Producing the daily show DXB Today on Dubai One. From conceptualizing the show to evolving the concept to consistently feature everything noteworthy happening in the city of Dubai . The show is the place to go to discover what Dubai has to offer from the start up ecosystem, to real discussions, to musical performers and more.
Below are a few select projects that have stood out over my 23+ year career.
Live Events & TV Coverage
Expo 2020 Dubai | Studio Expo | Executive Producer Daily Live TV Show | 2020-2022
Sport Accord 2010 | Producer/Executive Producer Live Opening Show & Weekly shows | 2010
The Opening of Burj Khalifa | Producer/Executive Producer Live Opening Show | 2010
Dubai International Film Festival | Producer/Executive Producer Live Opening & daily shows | 2007-2009
Dubai One | DXB Today | Executive Producer | 2023 - to date
National Geographic | Fil Soura | Executive Producer Reality Photography TV Series | 2019
BBC | The Pink Panthers | Executive Producer | 2013
Dubai One | Out & About | Producer/Director/ Executive Producer | 2007-2010
Projects I am Proud of
Dubai Civil Aviation Authority | 75 Years of Open Skies | Winner of Cannes Award
Breast Friends | Well Woman Clinic | Winner of 4 New York Festival Awards
Mission Impossible 4
Reim is an active member of the community and the production industry, below are a few of the organizations Reim is affiliated with.
Business Network International | New Dubai Regional Support Consultant | 2023 - to date
Female Fusion Circle | Member | 2021 - to date
Young Arab Leaders | Member | 2016 - to date
Business Network International | Member & Director Consultant | 2011-2021