Filmmaker, storyteller, thrill-seeker, philanthropist, husband, father & speaker.
It is possible that there is no one on earth who quite understands the joy of storytelling like Coury Deeb. An artist, photographer, thrill-seeker, philanthropist, entrepreneur, husband, and father of three young aspiring adventurers, Coury lives a life of unrelenting optimism. Beyond his career in photography, Coury has invested in real estate, renovated and flipped homes, started and continues to run a digital design firm that focuses on creative needs of 21st century businesses (Cash For Gold Creative Co.). At the young age of twenty-five, Coury founded the successful nonprofit filmmaking company Nadus Films which has produced three feature length films in addition to raising awareness and funds for initiatives supporting the subjects in Coury’s movies. Now, in his thirties, Coury shows no sign of slowing down.
Through each of the three films’ productions, Coury has encountered more life-threatening situations than his wife would like to recall. Coury has smuggled stories of danger, romance, and upheaval across the borders of Europe, Africa, the Indian Sub-Continent, Central America, and Cuba. Tales of culinary feats are some of Coury’s favorites to share. Intestine soup, intestine tacos and the occasional cow-hoof soup season his stories of dining with gang-bangers and spear-chucking with child-soldiers. It’s not the thrill for thrill’s sake that pushes Coury into tenuous circumstances. It’s the story he gets to tell after surviving it. Beyond that, even, it’s the satisfaction that he will bring hope to an environment and to a people in desperate need of redemption.
More importantly, over a decade, multiple continents, and many obstacles, Coury has collected stories that command telling. He also has a challenge, a charge even, for others who might want to risk it all to live a life worthy of a great story.
Coury has a message to share and a unique perspective on life that draws people to him. Just like his film making pursuits, Coury encourages the viewers to not stop at pressing play. His films, like life, are not for viewers only. His stories demand adventure, activism, and altruism.
Coury speaks on a variety of themes including:
- Missional living
- Using your gifts to serve
- Completing a project
- Cross-cultural experiences
- Social justice
Coury enjoys engaging the attention of a variety of audiences as well, including:
- College campuses
- Socially-conscious groups
- Missionally-minded organizations or private groups