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Al Kalib (2008)

 

‘Al Kalib' is a black comedy, which preys on the inherent fears many people in the West have against people from the Middle East.   

 

Mr. Brennan (Robert A. Welsh), a smart but secretive man, is called to the home of Mr. Sayedi (Hassan Naama), a powerful and ominous man from Lebanon.  Mr Sayedi has something very troubling to discuss with Mr. Brennan; that a friend is a dangerous man.  

   
 

As the story unfolds, Mr. Brennan finds himself unwittingly drawn deeper and deeper under Mr. Sayedi’s intense scrutiny.  His increasing nervousness is made worse when Mr. Sayedi’s wife (Samantha Russell) secretly passes him a note; written in lipstick with her phone number and a kiss.  Mr. Brennan is not sure whether this has been seen by Mr. Sayedi, who just stares at him with a look that could kill.  Mr. Brennan is extremely anxious to get away from the tense situation.  Suddenly, things take a turn for the worse when the dog does the toilet on the rug.

 

 
 

   
 
The story is based on true events, and the writing cleverly creates distraction so the climax is completely unexpected.
 
 
In 2008 'Al Kalib' was shortlisted in 'The Jim Poole Short Film Awards'.  This is a prestigious ceremony which celebrates the best Scottish short films made in that year. 
 
Watch the short film in the Screening Room
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Credits:

Director:                          Walid Salhab
 
Writer:                             Robert A. Welsh
 
Star Actors:                    Robert A. Welsh
                                         Hassan Naama
                                         Samantha Russell
                                         Rollo Annau 
 
Production Management
 
Producer:                        Walid Salhab
Assistant Producer:      Rosalynn Campbell
Post Production:           Walid Salhab
 
1st AD:                           Alexander Harris
                                         Sean Salhab
 
Film Editing by:             Walid Salhab
  
Sound Department
 
Location Sound:            Bill Annau
 
Sound Editor:                 Walid Salhab
 
Camera and Electrical Department
 
Camera operator:            Bill Annau
 


 
  
Visual Effects:                Walid Salhab

Models:                           Robert A. Welsh
 
Computer Playback:      John Donaldson
                                         Sean Salhab
 
Dog Trainer:                   Sara Annau
 
Art Direction:                 Carina Campbell-Welsh
 
Music:                             Atmosphere
 
Photographs:                 IFrameMedia.co.uk
 
  
 
 
Technical information
 
Shooting format:            DVPro HD
 
Camera:                            AG-HVX200
 
Aspect Ratio:                 16:9
Sound Format:                Dolby Stereo
 
Running Time:                9 minutes
 
 
Languages:                      English / Arabic
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
Find out more about this film on the 'Internet Movie Database' (IMDB.COM): 
 
 
 
To watch this film in HD visit 'The Screening Room' 
 

 




 
 
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