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Mary

Spring Grants 2021 - Development Stage

Abdulaziz Khashabi, Abdulla Al-Janahi / Short Narrative / Qatar / 7 min / Original Language: English / Interests: Comedy, Drama, War, 3D Animation

Synopsis

‘Mary’ showcases a bittersweet story about the daily life of a 65-year-old woman, Mary, and her beloved 70-year-old husband, Robert. Throughout the story, Mary tries her best to be the perfect wife by supporting Robert and always being there whenever he needs her. She supports him while he tries to find a job, and one day, Robert comes home with a new contract. Mary races with excitement and does her very best in taking care and supporting him even more. They continue to live happily before a certain twist occurs, revealing the sad reality Mary has been hopelessly living in and trying to hide and run away from for many years. A specific circumstance that took place long back, one which shook Mary and deeply affected her—changing her life forever.

Credits

Director
Abdulaziz Khashabi, Abdulla Al-Janahi
Screenwriter
Abdulaziz Khashabi, Abdulla Al-Janahi
Producer
Abdulaziz Khashabi
Production Company
GreenTree Production

About the Director

Abdulaziz Mohammed Khashabi is a Qatari engineer and filmmaker. He graduated from the University of Portsmouth in the UK and holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. He has had a passion for animation films ever since he grew up watching cartoons and Disney classics. He has written numerous scripts, including a feature film, several short films, and a traditional Qatari series. He is known for his short film ‘The Unlucky Hamster’, which won the Made in Qatar Special Jury Award at the Ajyal Film Festival 2019. In addition, he has directed and produced other short animated films such as; ‘Hope’, which won the best short film award at Ajyal Film Festival 2020, and ‘Revenge Knows Nothing’.

Abdulla Mohammed Al-Janahi is a Qatari filmmaker with a passion for making a difference through his unique work. He firmly believes that through the power of creativity and animation, a person can do magical things. He has written several scripts for feature and short films and has worked on a traditional Qatari series. He is the writer and director of the short film ‘Hope’, which won the best short film award at Ajyal Film Festival 2020. In addition, he was the producer of the short film ‘The Unlucky Hamster’, which won the Made in Qatar Special Jury Award at the Ajyal Film Festival 2019. He is currently working on several upcoming projects for 2021.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Abdulaziz Khashabi

    Company: 
    GreenTree Production
    Email: 
    a.khashabi@hotmail.com

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