Nayla Al Khaja's feature directorial debut Three, starring House Of The Dragon's Jefferson Hall has wrapped filming.
The story is set in the suburbs of a modern-day Middle Eastern city, where a young boy named Ahmed begins exhibiting strange behaviour, eventually leading his mother Maryam, to believe he is possessed. She seeks the help of a Western doctor (Hall), medical professionals, and ultimately an infamous exorcist in an attempt to save her son.
In addition to Hall, the newly revealed cast also includes Faten Ahmed, Noura Alabed, veteran UAE actor Mari Al Halyan, Mohannad Bin Huthail and Saud Alzarooni. A first look at Hall in the film can be seen above.
It marks the feature directorial debut of Al Khaja, who also produced and co-wrote the film with US scriptwriter Ben Williams.
Producers are Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki, Daniel Zirilli, Jean-Charles Levy, and Nayla Al Khaja. Executive producers are Muna Easa Al Gurg, Jefferson Hall, Siddharth Thakker, and Rasik Thakker.
“[Three] is the collective efforts of 250 gifted artists who came together to achieve this vision,” said Al Khaja. “The performances of Jefferson Hall and Saud Alzarooni beautifully capture the stark cultural differences and yet emphasise our shared human needs, healing, connection, and love.”
Al Khaja previously wrote and directed shorts The Shadow and Animal.