Al-Khobar, Asharq Al-Awsat- Two American companies are preparing to produce a documentary that centers on the life of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. The film would also focus on the King”s relationship with the late King Fahd bin Abdulaziz, the support given to Islamic and Arab issues and their joint efforts in strengthening Saudi-American ties in the fields of politics, social affairs and economy.
The documentary will be produced by the Advanced Media Corporation owned by the Saudi writer and journalist Abdulkarim Al-Falah who is currently living in the United States, in cooperation with the American company Vision Direct. Discussions are taking place to select the appropriate director for the production and three directors have been nominated by the two companies. The candidates are American Eric Fence and Kenny Stewart, as well as the American of Iraqi origin, Luay Abdul-Karim.
The companies have prepared to start shooting the film in various regions of the United States. It is expected that filming and editing will be complete within the next few months. They will employ a camera crew of Americans, Mexicans and Arabs for the documentary that will be produced in both Arabic and English in order to be broadcasted on a number of local and satellite, Arab and American TV stations.
The production company refused to reveal any details of the film. However, the production team suggested that the film would be shot in the most luxurious locations of the US. Exclusive footage will be included in the documentary of King Abdullah and King Fahd together, particularly in the United States with current president Bush and former presidents. It would also feature footage demonstrating the support of the two Kings for human and social issues. Remarkably, the movie is the first of its kind to be produced by two American companies about an Arab Muslim figure.