Principal photography has now been completed on Ali F. Mostafa’s upcoming film, From A to B. The film, co-produced by twofour54 and Image Nation wrapped in Amman, Jordan, in May after 26 days of filming.
Mostafa, best known for his feature film City of Life, said: “I am so proud to have wrapped our shoot on From A to B on schedule. It has been a busy few weeks, but we have had fun along the way. I’d like to thank our great cast and crew for all their efforts and for making this film such a joy to work on.
“I already see the movie in my head and can’t wait to start editing. There’s been a great buzz on From A to Bacross the region and I’m sure that both regional and international audiences are really going to enjoy the film when it is released.”
More than 34 cast and 50 crewmembers began filming in Abu Dhabi and Liwa in early April, before travelling to Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum to complete filming in May.
The film stars Saudi stand-up comedian and social media star Fahad Albutairi, Egyptian actor Shadi Alfons and Syrian actor Fadi Rifaai, who are all making their film debut in From A to B.
Throughout filming, several international actresses joined the team, including American Madeline Zima, known for portraying Mia in hit TV showCalifornication, and 17-year-old Palestinian Leem Lubany who made her debut in the Oscar-nominated Omar.
Lubany, who joined filming in Jordan, said of her second film role: “Omar got so much great attention, especially the Oscar nomination, so I knew my second film role couldn’t be just anything. Having known Ali and the wonderful work that he does, I knew From A to B would be the perfect role for me and I am so glad to be a part of this wonderful production.”
Abu Dhabi has recently attracted popular productions such as the upcoming Hollywood horror thriller; Deliver Us from Evil and film franchise Fast and Furious 7. These projects have benefited from Abu Dhabi’s unique locations, world-class production and post-production facilities and the generous filming rebate from Abu Dhabi Film Commission, illustrating twofour54 and Image Nation’s efforts in making Abu Dhabi a media production hub for the region.
Noura Al Kaabi, CEO of twofour54 said: “After 5 years of developing a media and entertainment hub and nurturing local talent, we are pleased to be co-producing an exciting local film project with a talented Emirati director in Ali F Mostafa. From A to B is a great indication that local filmmaking is beginning to come to fruition and we hope this is the start of many Emirati feature films to be made in conjunction with twofour54 in the coming years.”
Michael Garin, CEO of Image Nation said: “twofour54 and Image Nation are focused on marrying international expertise with our talented local filmmakers to help them develop world-class skills that enhance the UAE’s film industry.
On From A to B, we brought in a level of production expertise that helped bring the film in on time and on budget. In turn, this allowed Ali the freedom to be at his creative best and deliver a great film.”
Ali and his team will edit the film with the post-production team at twofour54 intaj over the next 2 months.
From A to B, follows three friends as they go on a road trip from Abu Dhabi to Beirut and features a number of misadventures along the way, it is slated for release at the end of the year.