Jessica Alba stars in Dubai Tourism and Mother’s new "Dubai Presents" trailer
Dubai Tourism and Mother have launched the latest film in the “Dubai Presents” series of blockbuster trailers starring Jessica Alba and Zac Efron
23 September 2021
In the newest trailer, called “Dubai Presents: A Captivating Saga”, the Hollywood stars play characters in a period drama set in Dubai in the 1950s. The film centres around the story of a young aviation pioneer, Alba, at a crossroads in search of the conviction and answers she needs to beat the odds.
The one-minute film, directed by Craig Gillespie, hints at an itinerary packed with hidden gems - from uncovering the city’s history dating back to the Iron Age to a perfect day spent on a desert oasis; indulging in an Emirati meal over a campfire and learning about Bedouin traditions from falconry to astronomy and more.
The trailer pays homage to the city’s multicultural roots as it prepares to celebrate the UAE’s Golden Jubilee and the start of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Shot on location in Dubai with the city backdrop acting as the set, the films will run in digital, cinema and TV media in 27 global markets in 15 languages.
Client: Dubai Tourism
Production Company: MJZ
Director: Craig Gillespie
D.O.P: Nicolas Karakatsanis
Producer: Martha Davis
Overseas Production Company: Stoked
Edit House: Exile
Editors: Shane Reid, Nick Gilberg, Will Butler and Brendan Jenkins (Ten Three)
Post House: Electric Theatre Collective
Post Producer: Jon Purton
Production coordinator:Emma Hughes
VFX supervisor: Ryan Knowles
VFX leads: Sarah Crux, Ally Burnett, Ruben Llusia, Hani AlYousif
VFX artists: Alberto Pizzocchero, Daniel Brewster, Adam Woolrich, Ludvig Hallenius, Christian Block, Doruk Saglam, Kia Coates Stirling Archibald , Thiago Vilas Boas, Heather Costa, Will Medcalf, Tane Welham, Chris Fraser, Kieran Jordan, Oscar Tornincasa, Julie Cruette, Luke Butler, Dave Birkill, Gareth Williams, Adam Darrah
Sound Engineers: Sam Ashwell (lead), Jeff Smith, Tom Joyce, Mike Bovil and Jake Ashwell
Music Company: duotone audio group
Creative Director/Founder: Peter Nashel
Composer: Peter Nashel
Executive Music Producer: Ross Hopman
Senior Music Producer: Giovonni Lobato