Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Captain Abu Raed wins Best Feature in New Orleans

I'm sure you're sick of hearing about it, but I'm loving this. This is our 10th Award for Captain Abu Raed, and it's a very satisfying feeling to hear that audiences everywhere root for "Captain Abu". Keep your fingers crossed for the upcoming big race.

12 Comments:

Anonymous bakkouz said...

Hello Amin,
First of all, congratulations :)
secondly, I didn't get the change to see in it theaters since I live in Aqaba and all so I'm wondering, is there any way I could get the movie on a DVD? perhaps you could provide me with a copy? I will pay for it naturally.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

Thanks Bakkouz,
It will be coming out on DVD in Jordan and the middle east sometime towards the end of Ramadan and should be available in DVD stores with a full behind the scenes special. Keep an eye out on the blog for more details soon.

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Sana said...

mabrook. any luck in europe?

2:08 AM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

Yes indeed. I believe we open in Germany in November. We'll also open in Spain, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and more to be announced.

2:49 AM  
Anonymous bakkouz said...

Oh, good good lakan, i'll be waiting :)

11:34 AM  
Blogger Nas said...

when these kind of indie films win awards, they usually put them up on the posters and dvd cover, in between those little golden wreaths.

point being: pretty soon you're not going to have any more room on the cover!

also, you should consider doing something creative for the jordanian market when it comes to the dvd because everything here is pirated. have a launch party at hammoudeh in the balad :-D

1:52 PM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

yes indeed. We have a new poster design that I really like. It will have all those laurels indeed.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Hello Amin,

I saw your film at the UCLA extension screening last night and was really moved. I have been trying to find the short films that you talked about in the discussion afterwards but haven't had much luck. Can you possibly provide the link for me???

Thanks so much!
Jen

6:50 PM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

Thanks Jen,

Here are a bunch of links posted on YouTube: You can find some more by searching Amin Matalqa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl7_YKC5KL0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdXVtt2R00k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_RSxFbQqBc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVboKG80s6o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-0SgbzLo4I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCpZJxVoaf4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_Yk10X75vI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeJMb53rxVo

2:12 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Cool - thanks so much!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Matalqa,

I am a composer, I write music for movies and pictures. I like your movies. I think my music would be a very good addition to your movies and pictures.

Will you hire me?

2:30 PM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

OK. Much better than that Austin hack!

7:41 PM  

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