Ali Mostafa begins filming for next UAE feature film
'City of Life' director to film new comedy across the UAE
After the success of Mostafa's 2009 feature City of Life - which was an ode to the spirit of Dubai - the director has now started working on his next film, a unique story that explores the relationship between three childhood friends.
His latest Emirati comedy, From A to B, revolves around the trio embarking on a road trip from Abu Dhabi to Beirut to honour the death of one of their best friends who died five years earlier.
Most of the filming - which began this week - will take place in the UAE, as well as several other locations in the region. The film will star stand-up comedian Fahad Al Butairi, Egyptian comedy writer Shadi Alfons and many more.
The new film is being supported by Abu Dhabi's media and entertainment hub twofour54 and production company Image Nation. "I appreciate twofour54 for supporting the development of this film and Image Nation for co-producing it - they are responsible for turning this idea into a reality. These two organisations are committed to building a film industry in the UAE, and without them, From A to B would never have happened," said Mostafa in a statement.
Noura Al Kabbi, CEO of twofour54 shows her continuous encouragement for local talent, explaining, "With acclaimed director Ali F Mostafa at the helm, we're sure From A to B will follow the success of our past local feature films, that include box office hit Djinn and film festival favourite Sea Shadow."