Thursday, July 26, 2007

Reliving the experience



So we're editing the movie here in LA and it's really nice to be able to relive that experience every night as we put the movie together piece by piece, microscopic moment by microscopic moment. It's funny, I hear that everybody is talking about the movie in Amman, and here we are, Laith and I, on the other end of the planet, in a dark editing room, every night, putting the puzzle pieces together. Our equipment was held up in customs for a while on its way back from Jordan, but we've had a few days of editing now and we're trying to finish five scenes a day so we can get the movie ready for submission into the major festivals. You know, when you shoot something you often finish and you're excited and your imagination thinks the footage is better than what it actually is. You often spice up the movie in your imagination. Well, I am happy to tell you that there's none of that with this one. Everything we've looked at so far is as good if not better than how I remember it. I don't want to sit here and sound like I'm hyping up my movie, but I promise you, people will be surprised by Captain Abu Raed. The visual language of the film is just gorgeous. The contrast between east and west Amman. The performances kick ass on an international level. The production value and cinematography are top notch. Stuff the world has never seen before in a movie. So I'm quite excited and I can't wait to share this movie with the world.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Batir said...

We are eager to see the fruits of your creativity. This movie will be a landmark achievement in Jordan and you know you can be so proud at the end that you have done something special for yourself and your country together which is not an easy task. All the best.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

Thank you Batir.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Isam Abu Salhieh said...

the talking abt the 1st real jordanian movie gets tears into my eyes really ... i really wish u the best of luck

12:00 AM  
Anonymous mazz said...

I've seen some of your earlier work on your tube and it showed incredible potential in regards to Captain Abu Raed, i can't wait for the movie to come out. best of luck
Cheers

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thousands of kisses, bows and admiration if this movie puts Jordan on the international map of film making

1:25 PM  

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