From a to b


The year is 2011 and Omar (Rifaai) finds himself still racked with guilt over the death of his best friend Hady, who passed away five years ago. Now, just days away from the birth of his first child, he decides to take the road trip they never got to take...much to the dismay of his very pregnant wife. Omar reaches out to his estranged high school friends Jay (Albutairi) and Ramy (Alfons) who have lost touch since Hady’s death to take the road trip in his memory. Jay, now a playboy/ wannabe DJ, and Ramy, a #activist (with 737 twitter followers!),take some convincing, but finally agree to the trip. The boys decide to drive from Abu Dhabi–via Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria to arrive in Beirut, on what would have been Hady’s twenty-fifth birthday. Their journey is filled with speed bumps- breakdowns, wrong turns, shady mechanics and a camel or two. If all of this doesn’t drive them crazy, it might just bring them closer.


Director: Ali F. Mostafa

Country:  United Arab Emirates

Dir. of Photography: Michel Dierickx

Music: Gregory Caron

Editor: Ali Salloum

Art Director: Petra Abousleiman

Producer: Jennifer Roth, Rami Yasin, Mohammed Hefzy, Ali F. Mostafa

Production: AFM Films

Cast: Fahad al Butairi, Shadi Alfons, Fady Al Rifaai, Leem Lubany, Madeline Zima

Contact: Image Nation Abu Dhabi / Empire Films