Paul Sabbagh: The Here & Now
Posted on 2010 May,04

Paul Sabbagh, Managing Director - Wonderful Productions, takes ArabAd on a personal tour, round his universe, at light speed.


“What drives me nuts is having to deal with an amateur.”


What kills you most?

Anything fake.

What gets you up in the morning?

Checking to see if I am still alive.

What happened to your childhood dreams

My dreams are changing with time. And since I am halfway through, I am trying to speed up the process. Life is too short.

What distinguishes you from others?

I need more than 30 secs to answer that?

What do you need most?

Peace of mind.

Do you think that anyone can become an artist?

Each person has a different form of art in him/her, they just need to define it.

Where are you from?

Still in the process of finding out.

Do you feel your situation is enviable?

For some people, yes.

What have you given up on?

I don’t give up on anything, only time is my enemy.

What do you do with your money?

Spend it with pleasure and that’s what money is made for.

What moves you?

My car, for the time being.

What are your favourite pleasures?

Images, sounds, fresh air, nice weather.

What would you like to receive for your birthday?

Anything ‘genuine’ (going back to the first question).

Who are the three living artists you hate most?

3 politicians I cannot name. They are true artists in the way they conduct politics.

What or whom do you defend?

Our industry. If we don’t do so, we might lose very soon.

What are you capable of refusing?

The best job offer, if I have to be far from my family.

What are you capable of doing in the name of love?

Donate an organ.

What are you blamed for?

My ego trips.

What does art bring to you?

A leap to a better world.

Who do you think you are?

Who do you think you are to ask me that question?

What drives you nuts?

Having to deal with an amateur.

Write your own epitaph

“Lived with chivalry”.

Under what form would you like to come back as?

Same, with more options.

What was the last book you read?

Caravanserail by Charif Majdalani.

Do you like animals?


Why did you choose media?

It includes everything I like, people, communication, art, visuals...

Who is the woman of your dreams?

Penelope Bellucci?

What is your philosophy in life?

Do right and fear no man.

What is the most important thing in your life?

To grow a good, healthy family with lots of descendents.

Talk to an alien or draw one

Just hung up with someone now.