Another passion at Filmworks is servicing and developing films. Filmworks have worked with independent and studio productions to support, with a variety of on the ground services.
Filmworks also produced the first United Arab Emirates independent feature, City of Life. Adding to their servicing portfolio, Filmworks worked on Universal Films’ instalment of the Bourne series – Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner. Other projects include Paramount Pictures’ Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Geostorm, Star Trek Beyond, and horror film Djinn, in collaboration with Imagination. Most recently, Mirage, a French TV series, was filmed in Abu Dhabi.
Filmworks provided production services for these films and series:
• Syriana (USA)
• The Kingdom (USA)
• City of Life (UAE)
• Mission Impossible IV: Ghost Protocol (USA)
• Switch (CHINA)
• Djinn (UAE)
• Bourne Legacy (USA)
• Phantom (INDIA)
• Star Trek (USA)
• Geostorm (USA)
• Mirage (FRANCE)
• Samsara (USA)
• Sifara Fil Amara (EGYPT)
Mirage is a riveting espionage thriller shot in Morocco and Abu Dhabi, produced by Lincoln TV and directed by Louis Choquette. Many of the action sequences and stunts were shot in Abu Dhabi at a number of stunning locations in the emirate, including the Louvre. The production was able to secure a generous rebate from the Abu Dhabi film commission and TWOFOUR 54 provided invaluable government liaison and Abu Dhabi production services were provided by Filmworks.
The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.
When a network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide GEOSTORM wipes out everything and everyone. Filmworks Group Group was commissioned by Warner Bros to service the Dubai VFX unit. The visual effects team flew from DNEG in London to conduct several days of scouting and aerial helicopter and drone filming. Steve Koster was the aerial DOP from LA. Davide Tiraboshi and Dyonis Frei (Dedicam Drone Operators from Switzerland) and Dubai Production services provided by Filmworks Group.
Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol, the fourth instalment of the Mission Impossible series, starring Tom Cruise, as IMF agent Ethan Hunt. Directed by Brad Bird and released by Paramount Pictures December 2011. Several important scenes were shot in Dubai over a three week period, including the famous ab sailing segment, which Tom Cruise performed himself, down the Burj Khalifa. Dubai. Production services provided by Filmworks Group.
The City Of Life, the first feature film to be independently produced in the UAE, by Emirati Director Ali F. Mostafa and produced by Filmworks Group and AFM Films in Dubai. Three storylines intertwine in our vibrant and beautiful city, reminding us that we are all connected. Excellent performances from the local and international cast together with a strong storyline made this homegrown feature a local favourite. The film also received excellent reviews overseas. Dubai production services provided by Filmworks Group.
Peter Berg, director, of The Kingdom, only intended to shoot plate shots in Abu Dhabi, but due to his close collaboration with Filmworks Group, the shooting schedule was greatly ramped up. With the full backing of the Abu Dhabi government we were able to achieve, not only the very difficult, but the near impossible. Starring Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, and Ashraf Barhom, this thriller was a huge hit internationally. Film Production Services in Abu Dhabi provided by Filmworks Group.
You are in excellent hands when working with Jax and Filmworks. Simply world-class. I would always recommend without hesitation.
Filmworks leapt into our job with full speed and energy both when we were in Dubai and when the job was also shot remotely. They are meticulous with planning, and they strive to get you the best crew for your film. Jax is an excellent EP, fully present throughout the process, and knows her team extremely well. Our job was tough, demanding and the hours were long, but Filmworks put 100% into it, and always with a smile on their faces. They helped us deliver a creative film that we hope will empower women in the Middle East, and I thank them hugely for this.
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