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Saudi Arabia’s Telfaz11 finds novel way to mark namesake 11th anniversary – Deadline

Saudi Arab Film and digital content production and finance company Telfaz11 Celebrating its 11th anniversary on Friday by announcing the commencement of shooting for its 11th feature film. Night Courier by Ali Al Kalthami

Telfaz11, which was a major player in Saudi Arabia’s YouTube space in the 2010s, has made a rapid foray into feature film production since the country’s cinema ban was lifted in late 2017. Netflix and growing local exhibitors muvik To finance your slate.

,Telfaz11 is celebrating its 11th anniversary with the debut of its 11th produced film on 11/11/2022,” the company said in a statement. “Telfaz11 will always mark the 11th iteration of its most important milestone, rather than the more usual 10th continues to showcase its ethos of pushing comedic boundaries while celebrating.”

Riyadh-set dark comedy Night Courier revolves around a young man who gets involved in a high-risk bootlegging scheme to raise money for the treatment of his ailing father.

The film was unveiled last December at the inaugural edition of Red Sea Film Festival’s Project Market, Red Sea Sock. It is on a slate of four productions being developed by Telfaz11 in partnership with Paris-based Easy Riders Films.

Mohamed Aldokhi, who got his first break in several Telfaz11 short-form digital productions, plays the lead role.

The company is gearing up for the release of three feature films this year, which include action-comedies. Sattar, dark comedy Raven Song, which is Saudi Arabia’s Oscar entry this year; and satirical suspense comedy Khalat+,

All three titles will be screened at the second edition of the Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah’s Red Sea Port from December 1 to 10.

Khalat+Which is a spin-off of a hit online show which generated over 1.5 billion online views, will launch soon Netflix,

Other upcoming Telfaz11 productions to be released by the end of the year include documentaries blue soul About Saudi Arabia’s prestigious Al Hilal Football Club.

Telfaz11 CEO and Co-Founder Ala Fadan said, “As we celebrate eleven wonderful years since our inception, Telfaz11 stands at the forefront of another momentous period of significant change in entertainment.”

“The steady launch of theaters today and their rapidly growing box office revenue provide valuable economic opportunities for local filmmakers and content creators, with Telfaz11 leading the way.”