Fall Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED
The airing of the Arabic version of an international dating TV show, that offers a panel of women the choice of a potential male suitor, sparks uproar and turns the show host into a public enemy. Written, narrated and played by the show host himself, Fouad Yammine, ‘TV Society’ is a journey of self-discovery and finding one’s role to play in society despite all the challenges.
- Robert Cremona
- Fouad Yammine
- Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, Christian Bou Chaaya, Lucien Bou Chaaya, Peter Daher
About the Director
Robert Cremona was born and raised in Lebanon. He graduated in 2008 with top honours and an award-winning short film ‘Le temps des cerises’ from IESAV- USJ, one of the leading film schools in the Middle East. In 2011, he released online his second short film ‘#signhereplease’; a commentary on the impact of technology on our day-to-day social connections, entirely shot with a smartphone in NYC. His directing work also consists of commercials and documentaries. ‘TV Society’ is his first feature film.
Production Company Profile
Founded in 2013, Kabreet Productions is headquartered in Beirut with teams in Amman, Beirut, Berlin, and Paris. Kabreet’s previous works include ‘Jinn’ (Netflix, 2019) and ‘Very Big Shot’ (Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, 2015). ‘Very Big Shot’ was Lebanon’s official entry to the 2016 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. It premiered in the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival then went on grabbing numerous awards in notable international film festivals, had a successful theatrical run and was the first Lebanese film to be available on Netflix worldwide. ‘Jinn’ is Netflix’s first Arabic-speaking original series. Created, produced and executed by Kabreet Productions, the show premiered in June 2019, worldwide.