Emirati comedy movie Rashid & Rajab signs deal at Cannes

Film was shot in Dubai and is the first live-action feature film from Emirati director Mohammed Saeed Harib, the creator of TV series Freej
Emirati comedy movie Rashid & Rajab signs deal at Cannes
Shot in Dubai, the UAE production is the first live-action feature film from Emirati director Mohammed Saeed Harib, best known as the creator of the iconic animated TV series, "Freej".
By WAM
Mon 20 May 2019 12:07 PM

Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s upcoming Emirati comedy film, "Rashid & Rajab", has been acquired by international sales agent AGC International in a deal signed at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

AGC International, the international sales and distribution division of AGC Studios in Hollywood, will handle the distribution of the film to exhibitors, broadcasters and streaming platforms globally. The comedy is already being distributed within the MENA region by Tanweer Films, scheduled for release in the GCC during Eid, as well as in Egypt later this summer.

Shot in Dubai, the UAE production is the first live-action feature film from Emirati director Mohammed Saeed Harib, best known as the creator of the iconic animated TV series, "Freej".

The film was produced by Emirati filmmakers Ali Mostafa (The Worthy, From A to B) and Majid Alansari (Zinzana), alongside Breakout Film’s Rami Yasin (Shabab Sheyab). The family-friendly comedy follows wealthy Emirati executive Rashid (Marwan Abdullah Saleh), and carefree Egyptian fast-food delivery man, Rajab (Shadi Alfons), who switch bodies after a freak accident on their way to work.

"We are honored to be partnering with AGC Studios on the international sales for our upcoming release, 'Rashid & Rajab'," said Ben Ross, Chief Content Officer at Image Nation Abu Dhabi. "Having Stuart and AGC Studios supporting 'Rashid & Rajab' on an international level is testament to the film’s universal charm and appeal. We can’t wait for audiences in the UAE, and around the world, to see the film."

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