Elia Saikaly is an award-winning filmmaker whose global adventures inspire others to find their most meaningful lives and spark positive change.
The top of the world
On the Top
Director of Photography / Director
High altitude production consultant / creative development
On May 22, 2013, Elia Saikaly stood on top of the world for the second time. He was accompanied by Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani, the first Qatari man to climb Mount Everest; Raed Zidan, the first Palestinian man; and Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman. Together, they made up the reality series On the Top.
From basecamp to the summit
A 12-part reality series
A project in honour of the Sherpas
Elia was the lead high-altitude cinematographer and cameraman who captured it all on video in On the Top for QTV. The series won a 2014 CINE Golden Eagle Award for outstanding achievement, one of the most recognized awards in the television industry.