MAD Solutions represented the short film at the New Cinema/New Saudi Section.
Saudi filmmaker Ali Basaeed’s Casting held its world premiere in the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) on December 5 and rescreened on December 6.
Casting featured in the New Cinema/New Saudi Section in the ten-day festival held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The two screenings were sold out, however, there’s still a chance to watch the film, as it will have one more screening on December 9 from 8:15 pm to 9:37 pm in Vox Cinema 2.
Speaking about the event, Basaeed said: “It’s an honour to have the film’s world premiere at the RSIFF, where it was warmly received by the audience. I was delighted to know that the two screenings were sold out and overwhelmed by the audience’s reaction to the film.”
Directed and written by Ali Basaeed, Casting focuses on a young man in his mid-thirties with a mental illness who awakens from sleep to prepare for an audition. To qualify for the part, he must choose one of many characters to play, causing a conflict that will unveil a certain complication.
Produced by Muhammad Fayez Al-Bishi, Casting stars Ali Baseed, Huda Atyah, Amal Joudah, and Haneen Azb. MAD Solutions is handling the film’s distribution worldwide.