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When three Emirati soldiers are ambushed in a hostile territory, their commander leads a daring mission to rescue them…

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During a routine patrol in a mountainous location in Southern Yemen, a UAE army vehicle is ambushed by enemy combatants, as it travels through a narrow canyon. Trapped and under heavy fire from the armed militants, and now facing a desperate situation, their courageous unit commander attempts a daring mission to rescue his trapped soldiers.

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the characters

ALI AL MISMARI

Sergeant

ALI AL MISMARI

Ali is an introspective, straight-talking man; uncompromising and not afraid to speak his mind. He adheres to strong values, a quality some find strict and slightly old-fashioned, and that causes friction with other soldiers in his unit. He is a committed husband and father, who feels conflicted that he is not there when his family needs him.

BILAL AL SAADI

WARRENT OFFICER

BILAL AL SAADI

Dependable, calm, and level-headed, Bilal is Ali’s long-time friend and confidant. He understands Ali’s personality and tries to diffuse situations of conflict between him and other soldiers, despite finding himself at odds with Ali at times.

SAEED AL SHEHHI

CAPTAIN

SAEED AL SHEHHI

Al Mazrouie’s second in command who enjoys being on the front lines and will risk it all to save his brothers.  A force not to be reckoned with on the battlefield.

ALI AL HINDASI

SERGEANT

ALI AL HINDASI

Ali and Bilal’s teammate and fellow soldier, Hindasi is friendly, easy-going and looks up to both Ali and Bilal. He is reassured by their presence, particularly in stressful situations.

MOHAMMED AL MAZROUIE

LIEUTENANT COLONEL

MOHAMMED AL MAZROUIE

Lieutenant Colonel Al Mazrouie is a brilliant military mind who leads from the front lines. Authentic, selfless, and forward planning, he chiefs a dangerous rescue mission to bring the trapped soldiers home.

MAITHA MOHAMMED

Reem

MAITHA MOHAMMED

Plays the role of Officer Reem, a calm voice in the command station. Reem’s  character is the link between Colonel Jamal Al-Khatiri and the Rapid Intervention Forces at the site of the ambush on one hand, and Colonel Al-Khatri and other entities participating in the rescue operation, such as the aviation base and the pilot of the Apache helicopter, on the other hand. Despite her fears about the dangerous situation the Emirati soldiers are facing, she maintains her calm demeanour and carries out orders quickly and professionally.

MAHEIRA ABDELAZIZ

Attack Helicopter Pilot

MAHEIRA ABDELAZIZ

In the film, she plays the role of a combat pilot, flying an Apache helicopter. She carries out the mission entrusted to her with skill and precision, as she successfully neutralizes the mortar sites  but becomes the target of the rebel missile launchers. She manoeuvres successfully and avoids being shot down.

 

THE CHARACTERS

from the director of "taken"

pierre

morel

French born director Pierre Morel is best known as the director of Taken starring Liam Neeson, the modestly budgeted French indie thriller that went on to gross nearly $300M worldwide. Morel began his career as a camera operator and cinematographer. His feature work includes “From Paris With Love” starring John Travolta, “The Gunman” starring Oscar winners Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Mark Rylance, and the female driven action/thriller “Peppermint”.

Pierre Morel

French born director Pierre Morel is best known as the director of Taken starring Liam Neeson, the modestly budgeted French indie thriller that went on to gross nearly $300M worldwide. Morel began his career as a camera operator and cinematographer. His feature work includes “From Paris With Love” starring John Travolta, “The Gunman” starring Oscar winners Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Mark Rylance, and the female driven action/thriller “Peppermint”.

French born director Pierre Morel is best known as the director of Taken starring Liam Neeson, the modestly budgeted French indie thriller that went on to gross nearly $300M worldwide and spawned two sequels and a television series based off his original blockbuster, making it one of the rare indie film franchises in history to gross $1B worldwide.

Prior to Taken, Morel helmed the French language Parkour actioner District B13 which became a cult classic and spawned both a sequel and an English language remake, not to mention having inspired a generation of action films that followed including James Bond’s Casino Royale.

Morel began his career as a camera operator and cinematographer working with Luc Besson on Taxi, Louis Letterier on Transporter, Nancy Meyers on Something’s Gotta Give and Jonathan Demme on The Truth About Charlie.

His feature work includes the French actioner From Paris With Love starring John Travolta, the international spy drama The Gunman starring Oscar winners Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Mark Rylance, and the female driven action/thriller Peppermint.

the producers

derek
dauchy

Derek Dauchy is an independent Producer and Consultant for Image Nation Abu Dhabi. In addition to AL KAMEEN (The Ambush), he also assists in the development and production of an array of Arabic language film projects for INAD, as well as produces and oversees a slate of genre films for a joint venture between INAD and Spooky Pictures.

Derek Dauchy is an independent Producer and Consultant for Image Nation Abu Dhabi. In addition to AL KAMEEN (The Ambush), he also assists in the development and production of an array of Arabic language film projects for INAD, as well as produces and oversees a slate of genre films for a joint venture between INAD and Spooky Pictures. The first film from that endeavor, Watcher, starring Maika Monroe and Karl Glusman, is expected for release in early 2022.

 

A veteran of more than two decades in the entertainment industry, Dauchy has been involved in the production of more than 50 feature films that have grossed in excess of $2 billion worldwide. During his previous posts as both President of Production at Davis Entertainment, and Senior Executive at Revolution Studios, he oversaw the development and production of a diverse slate of projects for nearly every major studio in Hollywood. His previous featured projects include the XXX franchise with Vin Diesel, Anger Management starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson, Daddy Day Care starring Eddie Murphy, Mr. Popper’s Penguins with Jim Carrey, Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down and Julie Taymor’s Across The Universe.

Dauchy began his career working with esteemed filmmakers Barry Levinson and Paula Weinstein at their Baltimore/Spring Creek Pictures, where he helped oversee hits such as The Perfect Storm and Analyze This.

derek dauchy

jennifer
roth

Jennifer Roth is a feature film producer with almost 30 years of experience in the film business. In addition to AL KAMEEN (The Ambush) her producing credits include: Montana Story directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel which wrapped in late 2020.

Jennifer Roth is a feature film producer with almost 30 years of experience in the film business. In addition to AL KAMEEN (The Ambush) her producing credits include: Montana Story directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel which wrapped in late 2020. Guava Island, directed by Hiro Murai, which premiered at Coachella and launched on Amazon in the spring of 2019, and Jimmy P., directed by Arnaud Desplechin, which premiered in competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Her executive/line producing credits include Black Swan, Blood Father, Mudbound, The WrestlerLand of Steady Habits, What Maisie Knew, Your Sister’s Sister, World’s Greatest Dad, The Squid and the Whale and Image Nation’s From A to B filmed in the UAE.

From 2013 – 2016, Ms. Roth was a member of the NYUAD film faculty. She also holds the prestigious Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France for her work with French directors.

jennifer roth

Derek Dauchy is an independent Producer and Consultant for Image Nation Abu Dhabi. In addition to AL KAMEEN (The Ambush), he also assists in the development and production of an array of Arabic language film projects for INAD, as well as produces and oversees a slate of genre films for a joint venture between INAD and Spooky Pictures.

Jennifer Roth is a feature film producer with almost 30 years of experience in the film business. In addition to AL KAMEEN (The Ambush) her producing credits include: Montana Story directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel which wrapped in late 2020.

presented by

AGC Studios

AGC Studios is an American film production and television production company founded in 2018, by Stuart Ford. AGC has produced films including Midway, The Secrets We Keep, Breaking News in Yuba County, and Voyagers.

Image Nation Abu Dhabi

Imagenation Abu Dhabi is an Emirati film production and media company that is a subsidiary of the governmental Media Zone Authority Abu Dhabi based at twofour54 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.

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the cast

MARWAN ABDULLA SALEH

MARWAN ABDULLA SALEH

SERGEANT ALI AL MISMARI

Marwan Abdullah Saleh began his artistic career at an early age by acting on stage when he was seven years old. His constant presence with his father, artist Abdullah Saleh, on stage and in filming locations, boosted his confidence, familiarity with the audience, and developed his spontaneous performance in front of the camera. His first work was a children’s play called “Fate”.

Marwan is a prolific actor and has worked in theatre, TV dramas and cinema. He also presented TV programs and won many awards as Best Actor and Best Director in many theatrical festivals in the UAE, the Gulf and the Arab world.

KHALIFA AL JASSEM

KHALIFA AL JASSEM

WARRENT OFFICER BILAL AL SAADI

Khalifa Al Jassem is a 28 years old Emirati actor who started his acting career in 2012. Besides his diploma in music, Khalifa acts in both theatre and TV. The movie AL KAMEEN (The Ambush) is his start on the big screen through a major role.

MOHAMMED AHMED

MOHAMMED AHMED

SERGEANT ALI AL HINDASI

Mohammed Ahmed was born on July 5, 1989 Dubai (UAE), and graduated from Higher Colleges of Technology in 2012. In 2013, he joined Sharjah Art Institute and studied theater. He made his cinematic debut in Abdullah, which received its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival 2015. In 2016, he studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. In 2017 he made his short film The Remaining Time which was screened internationally. In 2018, his second feature film Musk won best film in Al Ain film festival in 2019 and finally his short film Maryam screened internationally.

ABDULLA SAEED BIN HAIDER

ABDULLA SAEED BIN HAIDER

LT COLONEL MOHAMMED AL MAZROUIE

Abdullah is an Emirati actor born in 1976 and started his career in 1999. He is an active TV, cinema, and theater actor and director, he is also a TV anchor. Abdullah is amember for Khourfakan theater Group as both, an actor and a director. In 2009, he directed his first play No Kids Allowed. Abdullah’s most important roles in theater are Live & See, The Trick, and The Refugee. In TV, he had the chance to participate in roles in Calm Waves, Our Days, The North Wind, and Dubai-London-Dubai. On the big screen he was also present since 2004 with his short movie The Well. As an anchor he has a rich and various participations through different shows such as the 3 seasons of social comedy show What Are You Doing?! on OSN TV, The Journey of The Word & the Tone on Emirates TV, and recently The Direction.

SAEED ALHARSH

SAEED ALHARSH

CAPTAIN SAEED AL SHEHHI

Saeed Mohammed Al Mesmari (Known as Saeed AlHarsh) is an Emirati theater actor, who started in Fujairah Theater in 1998. He won several awards in directing, scenography and he is a theater, TV, and film actor.

HASSAN YOUSUF ALBLOOSHI

HASSAN YOUSUF ALBLOOSHI

Abdullah Al Balooshi

Hassan is an Emirati actor as well as a theater director who started his career in 1993.  Hassan won many awards for performing on theater (acting and directing) in many Intermational and local festivals . He worked as an actor in local and GCC drama, most notably in the TV series Another Face, The North Wind, The Neighbors , Dreams on Paper, and Obsessions. Hassan’s talent in theater showed in several plays including,  Seriousness & Silliness, Amber, and Ali Jinnah al-Tabrizi. He also directed many  plays such as Lear Malak the Sculptor, Time, and Silence of the Graves. On radio, he participated in different series such as Boswilem Stories. On the big screen, he participated in Khorfakkan and Bani Adam.

MAITHA MOHAMMED

MAITHA MOHAMMED

Reem

MAHEIRA ABDELAZIZ

MAHEIRA ABDELAZIZ

Attack Helicopter Pilot

KHALIFA ALBAHRI

KHALIFA ALBAHRI

Ahmed Al Sayari

Khalifa is an Emirati actor, born in  July 1992 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He started his journey in school theater since childhood and in 2010 he joined the professional theater and started the children’s theater with top Emirati directors. Khalifah then started his career in film and television in 2016 through participating in Justice series, produced by Image Nation, Ali and Alia movie on Netflix, Then.. After You and Khorfakkan.

GHANIM NASSER

GHANIM NASSER

OPPOSITION LEADER

Ghanim started his acting career in 1999. In theatre, the kickoff point was in the year 2000, and since then he has participated in approximately 40 plays . Ghanim’s first series Almqayed on Dubai Channel was in 2005. He also participated in Hannah and Rana, Proverbs and Proverbs, The North Wind, Dakka al-Farij, Qalb al-Adala (Justice), Wadima and Halima parts 1&2, Time of al-Taybeen, Faat al-Fuot, and Qabl Al awan. He also participated in several films, including Rayhaan, Hubbub, and the movie Stay in Line which won the Best Director, Best Screenplay and the Best Actor Awards. He also participated in Ahmed in 2011 which won the Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed Prize for Creativity.

MANSOOR ALFEELI

MANSOOR ALFEELI

COLONEL JAMAL AL KHATRI

Mansoor AlFeeli is an Emirati actor who was born in 1964. He started acting in 1989 through a group of Emirati and GCC radio and television shows. Mansour featured in Emirati, Arab, and international short and long films, in addition to many Emirati and GCC theatre plays. His latest projects include The Misfits 2021, Daughters of Masoud on TV, and Weird & Strange on stage.

HUSSEIN SAEED SALEM

HUSSEIN SAEED SALEM

ABDULLAH AL ZAYOODI

ABDULLAH ALRASHDI

ABDULLAH ALRASHDI

ZAKARIYA AL FALASI

Zakariya admires Ali’s integrity but is often frustrated by his strict nature that causes clashes  between them. He finds Ali’s uncompromising attitude difficult to understand and often more difficult to accept.

TALAL AL BLOUSHI

TALAL AL BLOUSHI

Sniper

OMAR BIN HAIDER

OMAR BIN HAIDER

ALI AAL ALI

IBRAHIM AL MUSHARAAKH

IBRAHIM AL MUSHARAAKH

(JTAC Operator)

ABDULLA AL MAQBALI

ABDULLA AL MAQBALI

MATAR AL KHATRI

MOHAMMED FAISAL MOSTAFA

MOHAMMED FAISAL MOSTAFA

PATROL TWO DRIVER

YAAQOB THABIT

YAAQOB THABIT

Young Fighter

SALEM ALTAMIMI

SALEM ALTAMIMI

SERGEANT SALEM

SAOUD AL KAABI

SAOUD AL KAABI

UAV OPERATOR

JUMA SALEH MUBARAK

JUMA SALEH MUBARAK

AL JABRI

TALAL ADEL AL ASMANI

TALAL ADEL AL ASMANI

FIGHTER JET PILOT

I have always wanted to direct a war movie, particularly one that is based on true events

- pierre morel

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