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Filming begins for Ali Mostafa’s next UAE feature

His full-length 2009 feature City Of Life was an ode to the spirit of Dubai and director Ali F Mostafa is now making inroads into his next film that explores the relationship between three childhood friends.

His latest Emirati comedy, From A To B, that chronicles the trio embarking on a road trip from Abu Dhabi to Beirut to honour the death of their best friend, has begun filming in the UAE.

The majority of filming, which began this week, will take place in the UAE and stars Fahad Al Butairi, the stand-up comedian, and Shadi Alfons, Egyptian comedy writer. The comedy gets ample support from Abu Dhabi’s media and entertainment hub twofour54 and production company Image Nation.

“I appreciate twofour54 for supporting the development of this film and Image Nation for co-producing it — they are responsible for turning this idea into a reality. These two organisations are committed to building a film industry in the UAE, and without them, From A to B would never have happened,” said Mostafa in a statement.

The support isn’t one-sided.

“With acclaimed director Ali F Mostafa at the helm, we’re sure From A to B will follow the success of our past local feature films, that include box office hit Djinn and film festival favourite Sea Shadow,” said Noura Al Kaabi, CEO of twofour54.