Damascus-born Iraqi, and brought up in West London, Alia Hassan can be regarded the pioneer and creative mastermind behind Allegorical. As one of the two founding members of the company, he guides the creative trajectory of all works produced, and takes hand as lead director and producer of all major projects. Hassan’s adeptness in this field might be traced to his a vast and eclectic taste in film, fashion, art and music; with inspiration ranging from the classic works of Coppola and Kubrick, to the contemporary style and originality of musicians such as Young Thug. Like many of the figures who inspired him, Hassan, by nature, tends to defy convention in his artistic output, constantly seeking to challenge his audience. In doing so, he stamps his work with a mark of distinctive originality, and defines the character of Allegorical.