Aerials made headlines a couple of years ago in the UAE for its exceptional visual effects and high production value.
Aerials, the UAE’s first Arabic-language sci-film will stream on Netflix starting May 7, 2020. The 90-minute film, directed by Dubai-based director S. A. Zaidi and produced by Emirati producer Ghanem Ghubash under the banner of their company Fat Brothers Films, is set in Dubai and reflects a lockdown situation similar to what the world is currently facing.
The plot revolves around a couple stuck at home and how people attempt to find out why a fleet of alien spaceships are hovering over the city of Dubai with all contact to the outside world cut off. The feature, which had its theatrical release in 2016, brings together the UAE’s oldest actor, Mansoor AlFeeli, who has also starred in other regional Netflix films including Zinzana and the Netflix TV series Justice.
Aerials made headlines a couple of years ago in the UAE for its exceptional visual effects and high production value, with the team using equipment such as the Leica Summilux-C Series lenses, which has been used to shoot Hollywood blockbusters such as X-Men Apocalypse, Gone Girl, Iron Man 3 and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
“It is a big feat to be showcased on Netflix so we are very proud that a UAE-based film has been accepted on the streaming platform,” commented Zaidi.
Fat Brothers Films is currently working on its next sci-fi horror feature film.
“We are currently in the pre-production phase, with the film script and cast already approved,” added Ghubash.
For more details about the film, read the feature we wrote when the film first premiered in Dubai.