Fall Grants 2016 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED
Out in the beautiful quiet of the windswept dunes, a man teaches his young sons the traditional desert skills of tracking and hunting. Frustration leads to an apparently harmless struggle between the two brothers – but then carelessness brings about sudden disaster. Alternating calm with calamity, adolescence with adulthood, and knowhow with panic, ‘Kashta’ captures a seemingly simple story about an innocent plan gone horribly wrong.
- A.J. Al Thani
- A.J. Al Thani
- Jaime Siordia
About the Director
A.J. Al-Thani is a Qatar-born filmmaker. Her love for movies and moviemaking began at the age of six when she saw ‘Star Wars’ (1977) in the cinema in 1999. She began to pursue her dream of being a filmmaker with the launch of the Doha Film Institute (DFI). Her relationship with the Institute began in 2010 when she participated in one of its first film workshops, which opened the door for many local filmmakers to pursue their passion. For almost six years, she has been developing her skills with the help of the Institute, and her film 'Kashta' was made through a grant from DFI.
Production Company Profile
The Film House is a Doha-based film, video, photography and multi-media production company. Its talented team of experienced and creative storytellers, documentarians, animators, photographers, and film directors cover all aspects of projects, from idea generation through post-production. Not a traditional production company, The Film House offers flexible production to facilitate a range of requirements. With a wealth of local knowledge and Qatar’s community in mind, the company is primed to foster local talent and to redefine visual storytelling in the region. The Film House is a home for high-calibre international productions that want to come to town and place Qatar in the spotlight.
Awards and Festival History
Dubai International Film Festival 2016, Gulf Muhr Short
Qumra 2017, New Voices in Cinema
Sarajevo Film Festival 2017, SFF Partner Presents: Made in Qatar
Best Narrative, Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016, Made in Qatar (WP)