Saudi’s Telfaz11 Acquires Arthouse Production Studio Last Scene Films
Last Scene Films will continue to manage their development and production slate, with the addition of developing and running Telfaz11’s film festival strategy.
Riyadh-based indie production house Last Scene Films has been acquired by Telfaz11, a Saudi entertainment company, in a new move that will see them scale up to feature film production. Last Scene Films’ founder Abdulmohsen Abumansour, and executive producer Mohammed Alhamoud, will join Telfaz11 and report to Alaa Fadan, Telfaz11’s CEO, as per the new deal. They will continue to manage Last Scene Films’ development and production slate, with the addition of developing and running Telfaz11’s film festival strategy.
Telfaz11 is no stranger to consumable content. It was at the frontlines of Saudi’s youth-centric online content wave in the early 2010s, working with the likes of Saudi creatives like Alaa Wardi, who remains one of the most popular YouTube musicians in the region.
The creative studio specializes in creating locally-relevant stories, with critically-acclaimed films like ‘Wasati’ (2016) and ‘Is Sumyati Going to Hell?’ (2016).
Last Scene Films, on the other hand, specializes in independent arthouse features, documentaries, and short films. Their debut feature ‘Last Visit’ (2019), premiered at East of the West Competition in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2019 and won the jury prize at Marrakech International Film Festival the same year.
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