11 short films by Saudi creators to release on Netflix

Netflix has announced that it will be releasing a collection of 11 short films titled ‘New Saudi Voices’, made by Saudi creators, on September 29.

These include stories from different genres; horror, fantasy, family adventure, animation, sci-fi, non-fiction, among more. The films were part of the Red Sea Film Festival last year.

They take place in different time periods, ranging from the 1960s to the modern day,

The slate includes:

  • ‘Hallucinated’ by Mohamed Basalamah
  • ‘The Day I Lost Myself’ by Rami Alzayer
  • ‘Arufea’ by Abbas Alshuwayfie
  • ‘Covida the 19th’ by Omar Al Omirat
  • ‘Whisper down the lane’ by Raghad Albarqi
  • ‘The Jakar’ by Abdulaziz Saleh
  • ‘The Palm Witch’ by Hala Alhaid
  • ‘Hide and Seek’ by Mohammad Helal
  • ‘Acceptance Land’ by Mansour Assad
  • ‘Red Circle’ by Abdulaziz Sarhan
  • ‘Little Bird’ by Khalid Fahad

Talking about the collection, Nuha el Tayeb, Director Content Acquisitions, Netflix, MENA and Turkey, said:

“We’re very excited to amplify the voices of up-and-coming filmmakers in Saudi Arabia through this collection. There’s incredible talent in the Kingdom, and they have unique stories to tell.

“We hope that as people tune into the films, they learn more about these creators, and catch a glimpse of their passion, originality, and creativity, as we have.”

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