Magazine article Screen International

Kingham Options the Hakima's Tale

Magazine article Screen International

Kingham Options the Hakima's Tale

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UAE-based UK producer Rosie Kingham has optioned Dedra L. Stevenson's sci-fi fantasy The Hakima's Tale, about a modern-day Arab warrior princess, which she aims to shoot as a trilogy in the Gulf.

"It has the potential for a star-studded cast and an internationally recognised director," said Kingham, who was the Dubai producer on Smash & Grab - The Story Of The Pink Panthers, which is screening in DIFF's Cinema of the World selection.

The Hakima's Tale revolves around a young Arab-American girl, Phoenix Kassim, who does battle with an ancient Blue Jinni which re-emerges after centuries of captivity.

Kingham, who is an executive producer at Abu Dhabi-based TV production company TwoFour Arabia where she is working on a series of factual programmes, is also keen to work with young talent in the Gulf region. …

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