Arab drama 'Something from the Past' to be shot in Abu Dhabi

twofour54 attracts Arab drama 'Something from the Past'
Something from the Past is a drama by Hijjawi Production and Distribution.
Something from the Past is a drama by Hijjawi Production and Distribution.

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Hijjawi Production and Distribution has chosen Abu Dhabi as its main location to shoot a drama called ‘Something from the Past’. The company has selected twofour54 to provide production equipment and crew, including location manager, assistant production, casting manager and key grip, while twofour54 partner companies Your Way and Light N Light are also involved in the production.

Produced by Essam Hijjawi, and directed by Hussam Hijjawi, the production features a Pan-Arab cast including Jameel Barahmeh, Ghada Abbassi, Menia Qedees from Jordan and Habib Ghloum, Haifa Hussein, Huda Al Khateeb, Abdullah Juneibi from the UAE. ‘Something from the Past’ is set in Abu Dhabi, Jordan and the Gulf where a group of people experience a life-changing moment and ensue to follow their dreams and fortunes.

The production will be the latest to benefit from the Abu Dhabi Film Commission’s 30% cashback rebate on production spend while taking advantage of the incredible range of locations in Abu Dhabi over the course of the 25-day shoot.

 

This is the first time Hijjawi Production and Distribution has worked with twofour54 and chosen Abu Dhabi the main filming location for one of their projects.

The first episode of the show is planned to hit TV screens during Ramadan and is expected to be broadcast on a main UAE TV channel and Jordan TV.

Firas Dehni, director of twofour54 film and TV services, said: “By bringing this series to Abu Dhabi, we are reinforcing our commitment to attract the best in local, regional and international productions to the emirate and to support the creation of quality Arabic content.”

 The producer, Essam Hijjawi, said: “Abu Dhabi is the ideal location for us to produce ‘Something from the Past’ as it offers a wide variety of locations backed up by a pool of multi lingual and talented crew as well as very good production support.

 “We are enjoying our time filming in Abu Dhabi, I’m sure that it will be the first of many projects we bring here.”

 Abu Dhabi has seen a surge in interest as a location for regional Arabic dramas in recent years with 21 Arabic dramas using Abu Dhabi as a location since 2013.

 This year alone has seen more than 10 Arabic TV productions filmed in Abu Dhabi, including Clacket Media’s ‘Jeeran’ series and MBC’s dramas ‘Haret El Shiekh’, ‘Al Asouf’ and ‘Love without Borders’.

 

 

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