Samer al Masri tells us how it went from "A to B"!
It's been two years since Syrian actor Samer al Masri took on an acting role, but perhaps he was saving it to make a combeack through a production as strong and expressive as the UAE-produced film "A to B."
The film's story revolves around "childhood friends Omar, Ramy, and Jay, who are Arab Expats living in Abu Dhabi. During a winter break from university, they miss out on an ill-fated road trip from Abu Dhabi To Beirut with their best friend, Hady, who never makes it back. Five years later, the three friends set out on a roadtrip to Beirut to pay respect to their deceased friend.
The plan is to cover some 2500 KMs from Abu Dhabi to Beirut in 3 days, with a goal to arrive to Beirut 48 hours before Hady’s birthday. Their plan takes a snowball effect and runs amok when they are stuck in war-torn Syria," according to the film's synopsis on its official Facebook channel.
Samer stars alongside actors from Egypt, Korea and Saudi Arabia, while the film will be spoken entirely in English; something new and different for an Arab film!
What also adds to the movie's value is that it's being filmed in several world locations, including Cyprus, several European destinations, Lebanon, Jordan and the UAE.
Samer is currently filming his scenes, which began in April in the Cypriot capital Nicosia, according to Elaph news.
"A to B" is directed by international UAE director Ali Mustafa and was written by Egyptian producer Mohammad Hafthi.
Abu Dhabi's TwoFour54, renowned Lebanese producer Paul Papujian and Saudi producer Mohammad Al Turki are all working on the production of the unique film.