In the ever-evolving world of cinema, Director Mohamed Rabie and writer Mahmoud Maged have once again joined forces to bring us an exciting new film titled “Haseb Tehlam” (Paydreaming). Set for digital release on August 6, 2023, this film promises to be a unique experience that delves into the potential effects of social media and artificial intelligence on people’s lives in the future.
The Artistic Venture: A Brief Overview
Renowned for his previous works, “Maktoub” and “Al-Faramel Wal-Neswan,” director Mohamed Rabie is no stranger to crafting compelling narratives. “Haseb Tehlam” marks a shift in direction for Rabie, as he ventures into the realm of lighthearted comedy. The film follows the story of a character whose dream comes true and the subsequent impact it has on his life, all amidst social and humorous situations.
The Enaho Platform and Digital Release
The film is all set to make its grand debut on the Enaho platform, which specializes in showcasing short films and dramas on YouTube. On August 6, 2023, “Haseb Tehlam” will be available for digital viewing, allowing audiences to immerse themselves in this captivating cinematic experience from the comfort of their homes.
The Stellar Cast and Crew
A film is only as good as the talents behind it, and “Haseb Tehlam” boasts an ensemble of renowned actors. Notably, the late Ahmed Khalil makes a guest appearance, alongside Hesham Maged, Laila Ezz Al-Arab, Ahmed Gamal Saiid, Gihan El Shamashergy, Dalia Shawki, Bakri Khaled, Kamal El Debieky, Nada Nader, and Muhra Medhat. Such a talented cast ensures that viewers are in for a treat, as their performances breathe life into the film’s characters.
Produced by “Enaho” and co-produced by “Arrow,” the film’s screenplay is skillfully penned by Mahmoud Maged, whose writing sets the stage for a delightful and thought-provoking experience. Director Mohamed Rabie’s masterful vision brings this screenplay to life, while Mohamed Nawara’s unique compositions provide the perfect backdrop to the film’s narrative. Cinematographers Youssef Baroud and Moataz Ibrahim capture the essence of the story through their lens, adding an extra layer of brilliance to the overall visual appeal.
Behind the Scenes: The Birth of “Haseb Tehlam”
Great films often have fascinating origin stories, and “Haseb Tehlam” is no exception. Director Mohamed Rabie sheds light on the genesis of the project, revealing that the idea for the film was conceived during an evening discussion with artist and writer Mahmoud Maged back in 2020. At that time, the topic of artificial intelligence was not as widely discussed as it is today. The duo’s conversation revolved around the potential impact of social media and artificial intelligence on human life in the future, paving the way for a compelling narrative.
Overcoming Challenges: A Tale of Persistence
The journey of “Haseb Tehlam” was not without its hurdles. The project was initiated in 2020, and initial scenes were filmed with enthusiasm. However, the world was soon hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and ensuing lockdowns halted the production process. Director Mohamed Rabie recalls the most challenging aspect of this period was maintaining the unity of the team over the two and a half years of uncertainty. Fate dealt another blow when the esteemed artist Ahmed Khalil passed away, leading the team to reevaluate the script and accommodate his absence without compromising the integrity of the story.
The Masterstroke of Composition: Creating the Film Score
Music plays a pivotal role in shaping the audience’s emotional journey while watching a film. For “Haseb Tehlam,” composer Mohamed Nawara took on the task of crafting a score that seamlessly integrates with the light-hearted comedy genre of the film. Having primarily composed scores for documentary works, this project presented a unique challenge for Nawara. Collaborating closely with director Mohamed Rabie for two months, Nawara succeeded in creating a musical tapestry that blends comedy and Eastern music, leaving a lasting impression on the audience.
The Promotional Song: A Sneak Peek into the Magic
As the film’s release date approaches, the anticipation is palpable. The film crew has put together a captivating promotional song for “Haseb Tehlam,” sung by none other than artist Mahmoud Maged himself, who also plays the lead role in the film. The song promises to provide a glimpse into the enchanting world of “Haseb Tehlam” and is set to be released in the coming days, further building excitement among eager viewers.
The Journey Continues: A New Artistic Endeavor
“Haseb Tehlam” marks director Mohamed Rabie’s third collaboration with the talented Mahmoud Maged, who previously starred in Rabie’s debut film “Maktoub.” The duo’s first collaboration received critical acclaim, with a notable Honorable Mention award at the Cannes Shorts Film Festival. Their second joint venture, “Al-Faramel Wal-Neswan,” was warmly received on the Enaho platform, further cementing their prowess in storytelling.
The tea: A Comedy that Navigates the Future
“Haseb Tehlam” is not just another film; it is an exploration of the impact of social media and artificial intelligence on humanity’s future. Director Mohamed Rabie and writer Mahmoud Maged have delicately woven together a tale of dreams, laughter, and human connections, all set against the backdrop of a world shaped by technology. As the film prepares to grace the digital screens, we eagerly await its arrival, confident in the knowledge that “Haseb Tehlam” will leave an indelible mark in the hearts of its viewers.