Saudi Arabia launches full-service production studio

Saudi Arabia has launched its first full-service production studio ahead of the Cannes Film Festival.

Saudi Arabia has launched its first full-service production studio a week ahead of the Cannes Film Festival.

Nebras Films offers 42,000 sq ft of production facilities in capital city Riyadh and will specialise in post-production services, film and TV equipment supply and visual effects.

Saudi Arabia launches full-service production studio
Born a King

“We’re seeing unprecedented levels of interest in the kingdom, with the studio rapidly becoming the epicentre for production, and we look forward to welcoming filmmakers looking to maximise the region’s mass-market opportunity,” said Niko Ruokosuo, general manager of Nebras Films.

The facility recently wrapped on Born a King (pictured), an international co-production between the UK and Spain that has become the first western movie to shoot scenes in Saudi Arabia.

Agusti Villaronga’s period film tells the story of Prince Faisal, who is sent to London in 1919 at the age of just 14, tasked with securing the political future of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is a notoriously conservative region of the Middle East but the country recently announced it would be allowing cinemas to open for the first time in nearly 40 years.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Saudi Arabia.

Main page image: FreeImages.com/Asif Akbar. Article image: Celtic Films

Saudi Arabia launches full-service production studio
Born a King

Saudi Arabia has launched its first full-service production studio a week ahead of the Cannes Film Festival.

Nebras Films offers 42,000 sq ft of production facilities in capital city Riyadh and will specialise in post-production services, film and TV equipment supply and visual effects.

“We’re seeing unprecedented levels of interest in the kingdom, with the studio rapidly becoming the epicentre for production, and we look forward to welcoming filmmakers looking to maximise the region’s mass-market opportunity,” said Niko Ruokosuo, general manager of Nebras Films.

The facility recently wrapped on Born a King (pictured), an international co-production between the UK and Spain that has become the first western movie to shoot scenes in Saudi Arabia.

Agusti Villaronga’s period film tells the story of Prince Faisal, who is sent to London in 1919 at the age of just 14, tasked with securing the political future of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is a notoriously conservative region of the Middle East but the country recently announced it would be allowing cinemas to open for the first time in nearly 40 years.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Saudi Arabia.

Main page image: FreeImages.com/Asif Akbar. Article image: Celtic Films

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