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Hitch 60 (working title)

Spring Grants 2016 - Development Stage
Current project status: DEVELOPMENT

Sara Al Obaidly / Feature Documentary / Qatar, United Kingdom, Turkey / Original Language: English / Interests: Road Trip, Based on a True Story, Arthouse, Coming of age, Politics, History, Social Issues, Youth, Identity

Synopsis

Two mod girls from South-East London embark on a journey across continents, travelling away from their peers and the hedonism of 1960s Europe, into unknown territories in the Middle East and beyond. Maureen and Sherry face poverty, treacherous terrain, lecherous men and a transformative education at the university of life while on the road to becoming adults.

Credits

Director
Sara Al Obaidly
Screenwriter
Sara Al Obaidly
Producer
Ania Wójtowicz

About the Director

Sara Al Obaidly started her career as a portrait and landscape photographer. Her work has been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, London, and was selected by ‘TIME’ magazine’s Lightbox in the best portraits of 2014. Storytelling and poetic imagery are at the heart of Al Obaidly’s work. She prefers to shoot in real locations using natural light. Her background in photography has given her a clear understanding of people, as well as human interaction and emotion. Based on the story of her 17-year-old British mother, who had a dream of reaching the Middle East, ‘Hitch 60’ (working title) will be her first full-length feature film as a director.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Sara Al Obaidly

    Company: 
    Independent Filmmaker
    Phone: 
    +974 33377824
    Email: 
    s.a.obaidly@gmail.com

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