Campaign successfully funded on: 14 Jun,2017
Inspired by our breakup stories, Before We Heal happens all during one morning, over coffee. Saleem and Yumna, two ex lovers meet at Yumna's place. The miscommunication takes over. Saleem enters the toilet and somehow gets stuck.
Between the inside and the outside, trials and disappointments, laughter and hope, passion and pain are all being shared at the doorstep, until Yumna takes the unexpected decision... The decision to heal.
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WHY THIS STORY?
We've all been through the roughest love stories. We've all thought that no one has ever felt our pain and that we're alone.
But guess what? You're not. We're not.
Before We Heal is an empathy film.
However, this film will not change the world but I hope its cinematic approach, realness, music and lines will make you get up one more time and chase life before chasing love.
Help me make it happen.
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WHY I NEED YOUR HELP?
It's been 4 years since I shot my senior film. I genuinely miss working with actors to tell a story, transmit emotions, spend sleepless nights behind the editing software to then submit "my little baby" to festivals, get it accepted and live the excitement of the theater experience. From a simple story/emotion, to a shared cinematic moment with a public from around the world: it's thrilling.
Today this is what I want to do for life and I'm more than ready to shoot a new film. But let's be realistic here, with the burning passion comes the financial struggle.
Funding an independent short film can be a real hassle especially for young filmmakers in the MENA region. This story is very heartfelt and needs to be shot within the next months. Going through funding programs and competitions, then waiting for months to get answers will only limit and extinguish my passion to share this story with you.
So today I need your help to collect the 10,000 USD to start all the necessary preparations, get to the filming stage, and then premiere the film by the end of 2017. An amazing crew who believes in this project is working with me to make it happen. The script is locked. It's time to execute.
The 10,000 USD will be divided in the following way:
25% : Equipment
23% : Production Design
15%: Production Facilities
10%: Necessary Fees
7%: Festivals submission
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Every donation will help us produce this film.
If you can't donate, share our Zoomaal page on your social media accounts.
Odds are, that somebody you know, knows somebody, who would like to help make it happen!
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PS: All the photos on this page serve as a mood board for the film.
Nadim Hobeika, born in Beirut in 1992, obtained his degree in filmmaking from the Saint Joseph University in January 2014. His graduation short film "Feu de Camp" (Bonfire), that portrays the story of a torn apart family, participated in several film festivals in Rome, Portugal, New York, Dubai and his home country Lebanon. In 2015, he attended open courses at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York to develop his craft. Back in Lebanon, he worked as a first assistant director on various films, notably with acclaimed filmmakers, Eliane Raheb, Ahmad Ghossein, Simon El Habre and Nadim Tabet. In between, he directed two music videos, for the Lebanese band Adonis, that witnessed a great public reception. Hobeika also travelled to Turkey in December 2016 to document and expand the research of his first feature film that he's planning to develop in early 2018. Today Nadim is in the process of shooting his next short film "Before We Heal".
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L'ORIENT-LE JOUR INTERVIEW
Feu de Camp (Bonfire)
La Bel Haki - Adonis
Yeb'a Enna - Adonis
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Nadim Hobeika, born in Beirut in 1992, obtained his degree in filmmaking from the Saint Joseph University in January 2014. His graduation short film "Feu de Camp" (Bonfire), that portrays the story of a torn apart family, participated in several…Full biography