Friday, July 29, 2011

The 4th Segment "Dahlia"

On Sunday, July 21st, 2011 we started shooting the 4th segment "Dahlia" starring Noura Saafan as Dahlia the bride, Sherifa and Sahar as the hairdressers, Azza as the mother, Elie as the father, Batoul as the sister, Omar Elhamy as the groom, Heba Ayman and Isis Khalil as the friends of the bride. It was shot in five days; two days in Mohamed Zedan's house and three days in Sherifa's hairdresser "Bella Donna". We finished shooting today, July 29th, 2011. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The 3rd Segmet "The Girl"

On Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 we started shooting the 3rd segment "The Girl" starring Malak Magdy as the girl, Nadia Abdel Salam as the grandmother, Nesreen Nour as the mother and Mosaad Salem as the uncle. We shot two days in a mosque, one day in a school, one day in the street and one day in a house. We finished shooting last Friday, June 17th, 2011. Here are some photos from behind the scenes taken by Mohamad El Hadidi.

Hend Bakr is watching the actors through the camera's LCD

Hend Bakr and Mayye Zayed are shooting from the minbar or the pulpit inside a mosque

Mohamed Zedan who is one of the co-directors worked on this segment as the production manager and he managed to shoot this segment with L.E2000 (around $330) only for 5 days of shooting, which is quite an achievement. Ahmed Ragab was supposed to be the sound engineer but since he had exams, he couldn't come all the time so Nermeen Salem who has just arrived from abroad took over. Sameh Nabil and Mohamad El Hadidi sometimes were also responsible for the sound when Ragab wasn't around.

Ahmed Ragab is explaining to Nermeen Salem what to do before going to the exam

Mohamed Zidan is fixing a neon lamp to the ceiling

Mayye Zayed to the left and Malak Magdy to the right as drawn by Malak in the last day of shooting

Friday, May 6, 2011

The 2nd Segment "Moussa"

Last week we started shooting the 2nd segment "Moussa" on the 29th of April, 2011. It was shot only in three days, two days in April on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th and one day in May on Monday the 9th. 

After finishing the film and being completely exhausted, all the crew posed to take a picture together

The segment was shot in the "Courniche" avenue in down town "Mehatet El Raml" and in the restaurant "Athineos". The waiter there told us that we were shooting on the table where the most famous Egyptian Nobel prize winner writer "Naguib Mahfouz" wrote his novel "Miramar". Here are some pictures while making this segment, taken by Emad Maher.

The main actors/actresses are Kamal or "Abo Tarek" as we used to call him as the main character, Islam Kamal as the newsstand man, Farida Rida, Omar Elhamy, Taher El Hadidi, Mark Lotfy and Mai.


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