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Xoom Entertainment Signs Mirmontazeri To Helm Pic
(released 3/2/2007)            Green Room Orlando News Feed Subscribe  
By Douglas Lorah

Xoom Entertainment has selected Iranian Director, Sohrab Mirmontazeri to direct the feature film, The Camel Wars, which is set for release in May 2008.

Mirmontazeri, known for his award-winning work on The Beautiful Wind (2005 Mirmont Pictures), has been signed on to direct the Xoom Entertainment feature film production, The Camel Wars, which is scheduled for a pre-Memorial Day release in 2008. Originally from Iran, Mirmontazeri follows in the footsteps of his internationally acclaimed Iranian Director and uncle, Abbas Kiarostami.

Among the series of preproduction announcements, Jeffrey L. Kimball has been selected as the Director of Photography/Cinematographer for the entire production. Kimball is best known for his work with films such as Glory Road (2006), Star Trek-Nemesis (2002), Mission Impossible II (2000), Stigmata (1999) , and Top Gun (1986), and will be instrumental in creating the unique looks that portray events from the 7th and 21st century. David Hakim II, best known for his work on Bedazzled (2000) and 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), has also joined The Camel Wars team as a Producer.

The civil war between Shiite and Sunni in Iraq, is to be unveiled on the silver screen, as a conflict that began in the 7th century. As a portrayal of an Iraqi-American soldier's tortuous journey in Iraq, myths about the Shiite-Sunni civil war explodes and lays bare the complexities of the American presence in Iraq and loyalty during war. The Camel Wars has entered its pre-production phase and is slated for production completion in November 2007.

Xoom Entertainment, a recently established production company in Orlando, is working with Dream Factory Productions to create this feature.  Mustafa Saied (see photo) of Xoom is the Executive Producer.  They will be shooting in HD format as well as 35mm film on location in Morocco and the United States.  Specific locations have not been locked down at this time.







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