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Six new Emirati films from Imagenation
May 30, 2010 4:03 by Samuel Potter
Imagenation Abu Dhabi has announced plans to produce a number of new Emirati films, reports the National.
They will be financed, developed, and produced by the company over the course of the next two years. The first, “Sea Shadow,” was announced at Cannes and will begin shooting later this year. It will be followed by: “Million’s Poet,” a drama; “Djinn,” a horror; “Alaska,” an adventure comedy; rom com “Monsoon;” and romance “Alias and Aishas.”
“We are particularly proud to announce our slate of Emirati films as it solidly demonstrates our commitment to the film industry in the UAE,” said Mohamed Khalaf al Mazrouei, the chairman of Imagenation Abu Dhabi.
“We believe that each of the films on this slate has the potential to resonate with international movie audiences,” said Imagenation Abu Dhabi CEO, Edward Borgerding. “Not only are we aiming to make commercially-viable films, but we are also hoping to share the local Emirati culture with movie-goers around the world.”