JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts’ Two Bellmen Two film premiered in Dubai on Wednesday, January 27 in the surroundings of the film’s main setting, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.
The result of Marriott International’s new content studio, Two Bellmen Two tells the story of bellmen Gage and Christian, (Spencer and Sinclaire), as they navigate all corners of Dubai to rescue a presentation, and save the day, for businesswoman Leila, played by award-winning actress Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Planet of the Apes, Trishna). The film also stars actor Darin Toonder (June, Adrift; Flashback; Missed Connection).
"JW Marriott Marquis Dubai was the perfect setting and Dubai, the ideal city for us to shoot ‘Two Bellmen Two’,” said David Beebe, Vice President, Global Creative + Content Marketing at Marriott International. “Dubai is a spectacular city and we selected this location for filming to showcase Dubai’s vibrant culture and awe-inspiring skyline as a character in its own right. Two Bellmen Two reflects JW Marriott’s commitment to luxury guest service, providing an entertaining and theatrical inside look into the action-packed world of two bellmen.”
Among the attendees at the first screening of the Dubai-filmed movie were the UAE’s film and fashion set, media guests, Marriott International officials and VIPs from Emirates Airline, Dubai Tourism and the Dubai Film and TV Commission, three organisations who helped to facilitate picture’s filming in the Emirate.
Also in attendance were the picture’s two leading men, Hollywood actors and stuntmen William Spencer (Spider-Man; Spider-Man 2) and Caine Sinclaire (NBC’s Grimm; How I Met Your Mother), cast member and local Dubai-based comedian Ali Al Sayed, as well as the leading force behind the film, David Beebe, VP, global creative and content marketing, for Marriott International and Sandra J. Schulze, senior director, brand marketing and e-commerce, for Marriott International.
In keeping with Two Bellmen Two’s action-packed plotline, the premiere featured a series of dynamic entertainment acts, as it also featured quirky and fun film-inspired food and décor.
Among the highlights was a surprising Parkour performance on the black carpet, a live graffiti installation of the Dubai skyline by local artist Sya, and personalised Arabic calligraffiti canvases, written live by professional street artist Ashekman (a.k.a Omar Kabbani).
The Dubai premiere will be followed by the exclusive LA premiere, set to take place at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE on 4th February 2016. The event will also welcome a host of talent, press and executives to the hotel for an exclusive viewing and to celebrate the film’s release on www.twobellmentwo.com.
The film was written by Daniel Malakai Cabrera and overseen by executive producers David Beebe and Sandra J. Schulze.