Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s local feature film, THE WORTHY, is now available to global audiences on Netflix.
This is the second time Netflix has acquired the worldwide streaming rights to an Image Nation feature, following their 2016 acquisition of ZINZANA, directed by Emirati filmmaker Majid Al Ansari.
THE WORTHY, which premiered at the 60th BFI London Film Festival, is directed by pioneering Emirati filmmaker Ali Mostafa and produced by horror film veterans Peter Safran (THE CONJURING) and Steven Schneider (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY). The post-apocalyptic thriller was released in cinemas across the region this past February.
The film’s ensemble cast includes Arab stars Ali Suliman (PARADISE NOW, ZINZANA), Samr Al Masri (BAB AL-HARA) and Screen International’s “Arab Star of Tomorrow” Samer Ismael (OMAR).
This is Mostafa’s third feature film, following his Dubai-based drama CITY OF LIFE (2009) and Image Nation co-production FROM A TO B (2014)
The deal was negotiated by IM Global’s President of International Sales and Distribution, Michael Rothstein and SVP, International Business and Legal Affairs, Dimiter Nikolov on behalf of IM Global.
The Worthy Synopsis
After the vast majority of the world’s water supply is lethally contaminated, a small group of survivors who have taken refuge near a rare clean water source are thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse and must defend their lives from infiltrators who aren’t what they seem.