While attending the Venice International Film Festival as one of the partners of the Arab Cinema Center (ACC), Lagoonie Film Production announced the feature film project Certified Mail by director
Hisham Saqr as winner of its monetary award, 5000, within the festival's Final Cut in Venice workshop. Lagoonie's award offers support to the film through its upcoming production stages.
Certified Mail follows Hala, who has been living with the fear of abandonment since her father passed away when she was 18. She suffers from clinical depression, which leads her to several suicide attempts.
Written and directed by Hisham Saqr, Certified Mail stars Basma, Passant Shawky, Mohamed Sarhan, Lobna Asal and Rafal Abdelkader. The film is co-produced by Mohamed Hefzy's Film Clinic and Hisham Saqr's White Feather.
The 6th Final Cut in Venice workshop supports films in the post-production stage from Africa, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. The film selections are screened to an audience of producers, distributors and programmers of international film festivals. The workshop concludes with an award ceremony to honor the winning films that will be supported through the post-production phase.
The Final Cut in Venice aims to develop the role of the Venice International Film Festival to become a bridge that supports independent filmmaking in these countries by providing effective production support and promoting the films on the international market level.
Lagoonie Film Production is an Egyptian film production company established by Producer Shahinaz Elakkad in 2017. The company aims to develop the film and TV industry in Egypt and the Arab world through making international films and TV series that bring forth new non-mainstream topics and untapped themes to help in boosting the presence of Arab cinema and TV industry on the international filmmaking map.
Lagoonie Film Production's repertoire of works include co-producing remarkable TV hits; Ana Shahira.. Ana El Kha'en TV series by writer Noor Abdulmajeed and season two of Seventh Neighbor TV series, in addition to producing the short film Fork and Knife. The company will reveal details on upcoming projects soon.