Creative Media Solutions, which has its headquarters in Dubai, within the United Arab Emirates, and a base in Jordan, is prepping two new function movies – “Montreal” and “Sink.”
Jordanian function movie “Montreal” will probably be directed by Jordanian-Palestinian helmer Ameen Nayfeh, whose debut function “200 Meters,” starring Ali Suliman, a couple of Palestinian household separated by the Israeli wall, gained the Viewers Award on the 2020 Venice Movie Competition.
The pic is a coming-of-age story a couple of 12-year-old boy who strikes to Jordan from overseas and discovers a crusader fortress, known as Montreal.
Nayfeh explains to Selection: “The movie is a couple of younger boy who visits a small village in Jordan together with his father and is left behind there. Like all youngsters he’s into video video games, social media, devices and know-how, and all of the sudden finds himself caught on this quiet village the place nothing occurs. However the village has a crusader fortress, which is a giant tourism attraction, and that’s the place his journey takes place. He’s bullied by the native boys as a result of he’s completely different, however then he meets an previous man from the village who turns into his mentor.”
Nayfeh says he desires to make a household film, which he says are very uncommon within the Center East. “It’s essential for me to work on this style as a result of my nieces, who acted alongside me in ‘200 Meters’ are at all times asking me what Arab movies they need to watch, and I can’t actually suggest a movie that’s appropriate for his or her age.” He goals to attain a G-rating for the movie.
“Montreal” has obtained improvement funding from the Crimson Sea Fund, and likewise gained an award within the 2021 Crimson Sea Movie Fest’s improvement competitors. The projected finances is $1.3 million.
“Sink” is by Jordanian director Zain Duraie. It tells the story of a 45-year-old Jordanian girl Nadia, 45, who’s within the midst of a midlife disaster, which is inflicting her marriage to crumble. As her 17-year-old son’s psychological well being deteriorates, she is pushed to the sting of insanity.
Duraie says within the manufacturing notes: “This movie stems from a really deep place, impressed by my family tragedy. I at all times questioned about what the norms actually imply in our societies and how one can discuss in regards to the stigma of psychological sickness within the Arab world.”
“Sink” is a coproduction between Jordan, Sweden, Canada and France. Alaa Alasad is producing by Artistic Media Options’ subsidiary Tabi360, in coproduction with Sahar Yousufei of Nava Initiatives, Helene Granqvist of Nordic Manufacturing unit and Gabrielle Dumont of Le Bureau.
Alasad additionally produced Duraie’s second quick movie, “Hand over the Ghost,” which premiered in competitors in Venice in 2021, and gained the Greatest Arab Brief Movie award on the El Gouna Movie Competition.
“Sink” was offered to the Crimson Sea Lodge residency program in 2021. Artistic Media Options’ producers, Bassam and Alaa Alasad say that nearly 50% of financing has been secured, together with assist from the Royal Movie Fee of Jordan, and likewise assist from the Malmo Arab Movie Fund. The pic will probably be coproduced with France and Sweden.
Artistic Media Options is a media turnkey firm, with 120 workers, that gives media technical providers, and produces and distributes movies within the Center East. It was a minority coproducer in Andres Vicente Gomez’s 2019 Saudi manufacturing “Born a King” by Agustí Villaronga.
“We have been a small companion in ‘Born a King,’ which was an enormous movie to place collectively, particularly in a rustic that doesn’t have a filmmaking custom,” explains Bassam Alasad. “We’re glad we have been a part of it – it was a really stunning studying expertise. I used to be at all times studying one thing new.”
The proprietor and CEO of Artistic Media Options is Ghassan Alasad, and his three youthful brothers – Bashar, Bassam and Alaa – are accountable for artistic path, administration and distribution, respectively.
The corporate can also be a companion of the Greener Display initiative that goals to advertise eco-friendly manufacturing practices within the Center East.