Magazine article Screen International

DIFF: Barajoun Tunes Up Spanish Animation

Magazine article Screen International

DIFF: Barajoun Tunes Up Spanish Animation

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Based on an original idea by Barajoun co-founder and Bilal co-director Ayman Jamal, the new production will revolve around a musician, who was active during the Islamic era in Spain around 700AD and continues to influence classical music to this day.

"Like Bilal, it is based on a true story and a forgotten hero. This is an approach we like to take at Barajoun," said Jamal, who declined to reveal the exact identity of the protagonist.

US screenwriter Will Csaklos, whose story consultant credits include Finding Nemo and The Princess And The Frog, has just delivered the screenplay.

"He was a guru musician who still influences music to this day. I also love the story because it's set at a time when Spain was a centre for the arts," Jamal added. Pre-production is scheduled to start early next year. …

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