Scheduled to Release during Eid Al-Fitr
Marwan Hamed Completes the Visual Effects on The Blue Elephant
Prominent Director Marwan Hamed has revealed that the visual effects of his new directorial effort
The Blue Elephant have been completed. Scheduled to release in Egyptian theaters during Eid Al-Fitr (Muslim celebrations marking the end of Ramadan), Music Composer Hesham Nazih is now doing his best to finish the film's score before Eid Al-Fitr season.
The Blue Elephant's visual effects are created by BUF company, a high-profile French visual effects and animation giant.
Directed by Marwan Hamed, The Blue Elephant is a cinematic adaptation of Ahmed Morad's celebrated best seller of the same name which was released in 2012. Unfolding mysteries and paranormal events, the long-awaited cinematic adaptation of the film is scripted by Morad.
The film follows Yehia who returns to work in Al Abasyia Psychiatric Hospital, after spending 5 years in voluntary isolation. He works in the sector which examines the mental health of perpetrators where he has the encounter of an old friend who brings back bitter memories that he tried hard to forget, turning his life upside down. Attempting to unravel the mysteries of his friend, Yehia embarks on a journey exploring his inner self, or the shattered remnants of it.
Starring Karim Abdelaziz, Khaled Elsawy, Nelly Karim and veteran Lebleba, The Blue Elephant is produced by Albatros Film Production and Distribution, which is founded by Kamel Abu Ali and has successfully produced 37 films and a TV series since it was first established in 2003.
The film is also produced by Lighthouse Films, and Al Shorouk Production. Co-founded in 2007 by Marwan Hamed and Fadi Fahim, Lighthouse Films is a leading production company with a young creative zeal specialized in all parts of media production.