Snowfall Cinema was established on 20 January 2015 and is owned and operated by award-winning director Hisham Zaman. The purpose of the company is to make authentic films characterized by their high artistic quality and current, universal themes for national and international audiences.


Within a short time, the company developed and produced three films, the mid-length film HEDDA (2016) and the short films THE BOY IN THE PICTURE (2016) and HALF DOG (2019). Snowfall Cinema distributed all three films in Norway’s major arthouse cinemas, which rarely have shorts in their programs. The films were well received and garnered excellent reviews in the country's largest newspapers and magazines.


Snowfall Cinema intends to focus on feature films directed by Zaman with external and experienced producers and line producers from the Norwegian film industry. The company is also working with upcoming and talented producers and has several projects in development. A HAPPY DAY will be Snowfall's first feature film in the cinemas and the international market.


Previously, Zaman owned the company Zaman Film, which he established while studying at the Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer. The company was behind the short films THE BRIDGE (2003), THE OTHERS (2009) and the feature film LETTER TO THE KING (2014). Zaman has collaborated with well-established companies and producers and gained experience in development, financing, production and launching for feature films. Several of the films Zaman has produced have been artistically successful films that have won Amanda Awards, the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film, and several other national and international awards.