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New Image Nation movie to feature Dubai's Atlantis, Dubai Mall

Abu Dhabi-based film maker says shooting for On Borrowed Time will take place in Dubai for a month

New Image Nation movie to feature Dubai's Atlantis, Dubai Mall
Michael Garin, CEO of Image Nation. (For illustrative purposes only)

Abu Dhabi-based Image Nation has revealed that its newest feature film, On Borrowed Time, will be shot for one month at locations around Dubai.

The filming will take in famous landmarks such as Atlantis The Palm and SEGA at Dubai Mall, news agency WAM reported.

The feel-good comedy is written and directed by filmmaker and music video pioneer Yasir Al Yasiri (Ma Asab Al Kalam), produced by Rami Yasin (Zinzana, The Worthy), with Emirati director Majid Al Ansari (Zinzana) as executive producer along with Mansour Al Feeli (Qalb Al Adala). Yasiri will also be the executive producer of the film, it added.

Al Yasiri, whose first short film was nominated for an award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, said: "I am excited to be making my first feature-length film with such a renowned studio as Image Nation, whose reputation of supporting artistic and forward-thinking filmmakers is critical to the establishment of a film and television industry in the UAE.

Last month, Image Nation Abu Dhabi announced that it will begin production on three new feature films in the final quarter of 2016.

The film studio also announced that Majid Al Ansari director of Zinzana, Netflix’s first UAE acquisition, will serve as executive producer of all three productions.

Filming On Borrowed Time will be followed by Rashid & Rajib, a body-switch comedy in November; and Scales, a dark mermaid drama, in early 2017.

Image Nation said it will be working with local production companies to create the films, and will be generating hundreds of jobs for people from the region.

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