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Hollywood Stars Shoot Short Film About Dubai
Updated on 21 November 2019

A short movie filmed across different locations in Dubai featuring three top Hollywood stars will very soon screen online aiming to create a global buzz about Dubai, its multicultural vibes and unparalleled offerings. 

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has collaborated with Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Zoe Saldana to produce a short firm called ‘A Story Takes Flight’. The short film stars the actresses as themselves embarking on three journeys of exploration through Dubai. It captures the essence of each actress and the intimate relationships between them, while capturing the beauty of Dubai. The movie is filmed by Emmy and Director’s Guild award-winning director, Reed Morano, who is known for her immersive, natural, and cinematic style.

" 'A Story Takes Flight’ is unlike any other film in that it speaks to this defining character of our city. It is a story of each person's discovery through their interaction with Dubai. Regardless of who you are or where you are from, your journey with us also has no finish line – and the paths to explore are endless", says  Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM).

Oscar award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow said, “Dubai is special because it's a melting pot. Both the ones born here, who are so proud of their heritage, and those who are recent transplants, bringing with them their own values and traditions, contribute to writing the future story of the city. My time in Dubai was beyond anything I expected and there’s still so much more to see.”

Actress and entrepreneur, Zoe Saldana commented, “I went from riding horses at sunrise to watching the sunset from 150 metres in the sky. I can’t wait to bring my boys here to continue the adventure.”

Emmy award winning actress, Kate Hudson adds, “Honestly, I was so grateful for the hospitality I received. I spent a lot of time exploring the winding streets of Old Dubai. It’s incredible to find such a vibrant art and music community in the heart of such a modern, futuristic city – which is what most people think Dubai is. But really, the friendliness of the people is what made my visit amazing, and it’s why I’ll come back.”

Shot over eight days with a crew from over thirty nationalities, the production of the film evokes the spirit of a city born from multiculturalism, which continues to thrive as a consequence of people from all walks of life calling it home.

 www.astorytakesflight.com

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