Three films to be made in UAE
ABU DHABI // Film production company Image Nation will begin work on three major feature films in the coming months.
The films will be shot in the UAE and Oman, and the first project, On Borrowed Time, starts this month.
Emirati Majid Al Ansari, the director of Zinzana, Netflix’s first UAE acquisition, will be executive producer for all three productions.
“To be able to work on such large-scale productions on a regular basis is testament to the growth of the regional film industry and the support that is in place,” Al Ansari said.
Making and producing the films here would contribute to the region’s economic development, said Mohammed Al Mubarak, chairman of Image Nation. “We are participating in the building of an entertainment industry as well as providing invaluable job and training opportunities for talented Emiratis,” he said.
“All three productions will continue our course of creating compelling entertainment at a Hollywood standard, while -reflecting the experiences and locations of the Middle East.”
This year, Image Nation has completed The Worthy, by Ali Mostafa, and the legal television series Justice.
“This is an extremely exciting time for Image Nation as we go into production on three separate projects – the most the UAE has seen at any one time,” said Michael Garin, chief executive of Image Nation. “Each of the projects shows the calibre of talent we are working with across genres and the subject matters give us a diverse slate of films.
“We will continue to show the world that the UAE is a significant player in the film and TV industry.”
Published: September 14, 2016 04:00 AM