Emirati psychological thriller Zinzana will get its preview on a high profile international platform this September – Fantastic Fest – the Austin, Texas, based leading genre film festival that specialises in horror films.
Zinzana, is Image Nation's latest Emirati film and it marks the feature length directorial debut from Emirati filmmaker Majid Al Ansari, who is a staff alumni of the Abu Dhabi based filmed entertainment company, getting his start in the industry as an intern there four years ago.
"To have an Emirati film showcased on the world stage is amazing news, but to have one of our very own Image Nation team take a coveted slot at Fantastic Fest is incredible," said Image Nation chairman, Mohamed Al Mubarak,.
The thrilling plot follows the terrifying plight of a young man who is trapped in a cell, and forced to play a madman's game in order to save his family, who are on the outside.The cast includes; Ali Suliman (Paradise Now) and Saleh Bakri (Salvo, The Time Remains).
"When I heard that my first feature film got into Fantastic Fest, I was ecstatic. To have my first thriller premiere at a festival which specializes in genre films is amazing...This is an amazing achievement for the entire Emirati film community. The UAE film industry has grown right in front of my eyes and it's incredible that we are now receiving worldwide recognition for our work" said Al Ansari of this career defining moment.