iProductions revealed that the company is currently shooting the upcoming fantasy adventure drama, Wadi Al Jinn, a new Viu original.
This comes as part of iProductions’ plan to introduce unique and out-of-the-box projects using the latest technological techniques and giving the new and up-coming stars the opportunity to share their talents.
Ahmed Fahmy, Managing Director of iProductions, commented on this saying:
“Wadi Al Jinn is a unique fantasy and adventure drama that takes place in different 150 locations, including archeological sites, nature reserves and local areas. We had to create some huge decorations for this, also 50% of the series’ events depends on VFX visual effects.”
“Challenging all the obstacles of the covid-19 crisis, this series is a huge production that is funded by Viu, using state-of-the-art visual effects techniques by Trend VFX Company to present the best image.” He added.
Shady Aboul Naga, General Manager of Viu Middle East commented on this saying,
“We’re delighted to collaborate on a huge production like Wadi Al Jinn with the unique company iProductions. A project like this should encompass high-profile technical and production veterans. This project comes as part of the company’s vision to further support the TV and film industry in Egypt and across the Arab world through promoting for more co-productions in film and TV.”
Set to premiere on Viu next year, the fictional series follows the story of four college students who explore the mysterious Wadi Al Jinn caves and find themselves in a hidden underworld dominated by evil forces.
Directed by Hossam El Gohary, the series is co-written by Menna Ikram, Omar Khaled and Mohammad Hisham Obya. Wadi Al Jinn brings together a number of burgeoning stars, including Youssef Othman and Layla Ahmed Zaher from Egypt, Mohsen Mansour (Saudi Arabia), Roa Channouha (Lebanon), Khaled Kamal, Firas Saayed, Reham Saeed, Ola Ramy, Shammam el Hassan (Iraq), Abdelrahman Al Yamani (Saudi Arabia) and Cynthia Khalifeh (Lebanon) along with the rising stars; Hana Daoud and Hasan Malik. The series is headlined by Art Director Hind Haidar, Director of Photography Ashraf Gaber, Costume Designer Enas Abdullah and Editor Ramez Atef, and supported by Trend VFX, one of the best visual effects companies in Egypt.
The series also features some remarkable names, including Saleh Abdel Nabi, Karim El Dessouky, Ahmed Abdel Hay, Injy Abaza, Hamza Al Eily, Heba Abdel Ghani, Asma Suleiman, Hind Reda, Safaa Jalal and Ola Rami with a special guest appearance of superstar Bushra.
iProductions aims to be a truly integrated content company that develops, produces, and distributes high-quality content, catering to the Egyptian and the pan-Arab market. The company also strives to produce entertainment TV shows and all sorts of content, focusing on local and regional content.
iProductions’ repertoire includes a number of award-winning films and TV series that participated in international festivals such as The Guest (2019), which previously won 8 awards and Gunshot (2018) that reaped two awards and was listed among Egypt’s shortlist for the Academy Award 2020 and participated in 7 international awards. iProductions’ repertoire also includes Sheikh Jackson (2017) that was also listed among Egypt’s shortlist for the Academy Award 2018 and participated in 7 international awards, Hepta: Last Lecture (2016) that won more than 20 awards taking part in 11 international festivals and Mawlana (2016) that previously received prestigious awards screening at 9 international festivals. iProductions also made a number of successful series like L’ebat Al Nesyan (2020), Afrah AlQoba (2016), Sadeq El Omr (2014), Elsabaa Wasaya (2014), as well as Barakat Malik Al Harakat TV Show (2014).
Viu is a leading pan-regional over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service operated by PCCW media group. It is available in 16 markets including:
Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar in Asia; Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the Middle East; as well as South Africa. Viu’s original productions include Zodiac (2019), Ana Sherry Dot Com (2019) and Doon (2019), as well as Ansaf Majaneen, which is currently in production and slated to be premire on Viu soon.