Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Scouting for Captain Abu Raed

I feel bad writing about my movie when there are so many terrible things going on. Lebanon is being destroyed and there's nothing much I can do but read e-mails from people listening to rockets flying over their heads and blowing up in their neighborhoods. God help them and end this mess. All I can say is that I hope through the power of movies I can get the world to understand that we are all the same in the end, and Arabs are human beings just the same. The world can't sit there and allow this to happen.

Politics aside, because I am completely uninterested in politics, I want to tell you about our progress with Captain Abu Raed. My producer Ken Kokin and Cinematographer Ray Peschke came to Jordan for eight days and we spent the time scouting our locations and building our crew. We had an incredible time and they loved Jordan. We made some time to go see Wadi Rum and Aqaba where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed. We slept in the desert for one night. It was amazing. What's most exciting to me is how in love with Jordan they are. They embraced this country and fell in love with the culture. We are all very excited and anxcious to make this movie, but we are not rushing anything just yet as we are waiting for a few more pieces of the puzzle to fall into the right place.

Everyone who's read the script has fallen in love with it. We have some wonderful people backing the film up financially, and it will be just a matter of time before audiences will see Captain Abu Raed on the big screen. That's all for now. Keep tuned for more news.


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Good luck.

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