Magazine article Screen International

Image Nation Unveils Third Emirati Picture

Magazine article Screen International

Image Nation Unveils Third Emirati Picture

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Image Nation Abu Dhabi has signed Emirati director Mohammed Saeed Harib for its third local feature film - a family comedy about a disgraced football player who redeems himself as a coach for a failing team at an Abu Dhabi high school.

"It's a family comedy which will appeal to a broad audience," commented Mohammed Al Otaiba, head of Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a division of the Abu Dhabi Media group focusing on local productions.

Casting, which will focus on local talent, is due to start at the beginning of 2013, for a spring shoot and autumn release, he said.

Harib, 34, is the creator of the Emirati hit animation series FREEJ, about four traditional fun-loving, old women dealing with modern-day society which is broadcast on Cartoon Network Arabic. …

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