A multi-cultural team
“The Shawshank Redemption” meets “500 Days of Summer”
In this modern-day Romeo and Juliet, star-crossed lovers Frank and Sarah are torn apart by cultural and geopolitical tensions between the Middle East and the West. Sarah takes her American boyfriend Frank to her home country in the Arab world. After an incident during a romantic night stroll, Frank is imprisoned by corrupt Islamic police for Sarah’s murder. His quest for justice turns into a spiritual journey led by Muslim inmates, ranging from the moderate convert to terror-linked fundamentalists.
Writer/Director and Producer - Aziz Tazi
Born Casablanca, Morocco
Masters Ecole Centrale Paris & UC Berkeley
Best Visual Effects / Best Cinematic Innovation Awards at 15
2012: wrote, directed, produced heralded psychological thriller Imago.
Imago selected as the opening film of the 2013 Arab Film Festival in LA
Wrote, directed acclaimed PBS documentary Arab Stories: Bay Area
Artistic manager Arab Film Festival in Los Angeles
Made the cover of Morocco's widely regarded "Challenge" magazine
Voted "Top 50 men of the year 2013" by VH magazine
Ranked in Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016.
Executive Producer - Tatyana Bulgakova
Broad diverse experience in music & business
Creator Lena River Productions
Full service film and distribution company
Manager internationally-renowned singer Asha Puthli
Transitions easily from idea inception to global profit realization
Concert pianist and renowned music instructor
International Director Integrated Marketing “Shine on Hollywood” Magazine
Executive Producer - Mostapha Mellouk
Produced news, TV and sports for more than 10 years.
Head of the Moroccan national TV channel 2M for over twelve years
2006-2009: Appointed by the Lagardère group to administer Al Jazeera Children.
Supervised 400 employees, $ 80 million budget.
Led study group for Qatar on film investment opportunities in Arab and Southern European countries.
Our producing team includes people from all over the world! Other executive producers include Alexander Cooray from Australia, Ivana Nguyen with Ole Entertainment from Los Angeles, CA, Abdelouahhab Tazi and Maria Zenati Moroccan-born producers and Moroccan entrepreneur Mehdi Belhaj.