Fatima attends an international school in Dubai, Shirley is her best friend. They spend all their time together, chatting, having fun, and occasionally getting in trouble for it. When Fatima tries to return Shirley’s missing lunchbox, she receives an unexpected gift that brings them even closer.
Fatima and Shirley explore themes of empathy and tolerance, the central tenets of Ramadan, from the point of view of two young friends, who despite their backgrounds, find common ground every day. It’s a heartwarming day in the life film for the global market with nuanced and authentic performances by two wonderful young actors, who bring each moment to life.
Film advertisement created by Rapp, United Arab Emirates for Apsara Pearl, within the categories: Food, Public Interest, NGO.
CCO/CD: Ali Shabaz
Production: Hanzo Films, Oceana Studios
Executive Producer: Hijaz Moosa, Danny Sawaf
Directed by: Samir Mallal
DOP: Piers McGrail
Edit: Nik Hindson / Assembly Rooms
Grade: Joseph Bicknell / Company 3
Casting: Kharmel Cochrane
Sound Design and Mix: Patch Rowland
Sound EP: Matej Oreskovic
Cast: Bella Padden, Yagmur, Kerstin Francis
Line Producer: Kaan Acemi
Service Production: Moskitos Films