Image Nation Abu Dhabi has completed filming its legal drama series Qalb Al Adala (Justice).
Filming involved a team of more than 70 people and took place in Abu Dhabi, featuring several well-known destinations including Yas Island, Sweihan, Al Reem Island, Al Gurm and Downtown Abu Dhabi.
Alwiya Thani, production manager of Qalb Al Adala (Justice), said: “Abu Dhabi provided some fantastic locations to shoot in, bringing an abundance of job opportunities to the region. We were ecstatic to welcome esteemed stars from the Middle East for starring roles throughout the episodes and we think the audience are going to have fun spotting their favourite places and actors on screen.”
Open casting calls brought in more than 1000 extras for the series and a cast of over 150 speaking roles.
Joining key cast members including Emirati actors Mansoor Alfeeli and Fatima Al Taei were numerous Arabic stars who made guest appearances including Emiratis Abdullah Al Junaibi and Saif Al Ghanem; Lebanese singer Nicole Saba and star of Lebanese soap opera Al Layla El Akhira Carlos Azar; plus Saudi actor Khaled Alburaiki.
The series follows the ups and downs of a young Emirati lawyer (Fatima Al Taei) and her father (Mansoor Alfeeli), a top attorney, as they deal with challenging legal cases while navigating personal and family dramas.
The drama is produced in association with the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department which collaborated on the storylines and details to ensure authenticity.
Dr. Salah Al Junaibi, director of corporate communication and international cooperation at the Judicial Department in Abu Dhabi said: “The main aim of our involvement in this landmark series is to achieve the highest level of effective communication with the community. With our supervision, we have helped to build storylines that will raise awareness of important issues for the UAE, which we hope will educate the public on how these cases are dealt with.”
Image Nation has also enlisted a number of international heavyweights to collaborate on the series including long-time production partner Walter Parkes and Emmy-winning writer Billy Finkelstein (NYPD, Law & Order). MENA-based Beelink Productions is the series’ UAE production partner, with Marc Lorber as executive producer and up-and-coming filmmaker Ahmed Khaled Mousa is the director.
Michael Garin, CEO of Image Nation said; “Completing filming on this pioneering series which has seen collaboration from the area’s finest entities and international talents is a fantastic start to 2016. Producing a series of this caliber has been an asset to Abu Dhabi and we are confident that this will be the start of a successful ongoing series”.
Qalb Al Adala (Justice) is currently in post-production.