CO-PRODUCER AL-ZAIN AL-SABAH co-founded Kuwait-based Eagle Vision Media Group (EVMG) in 2007, a fully integrated production company, specializing in the development of quality media projects for film and television. She serves as Chairman and Managing Director of this shareholding company, which has gone on to win a number of regional and international media awards.

Born and raised in Kuwait, Al-Zain Al-Sabah started her production career after graduating from Boston University, where she earned a B.S. in journalism. She went on to work as assistant producer for ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. She later returned to Kuwait to continue directing and producing for the local TV station, KTV. There, she produced a number of acclaimed variety shows including This Week with Mohammed Al-Qahtani. She also produced and co-directed the award-winning feature documentary, Unveiled Wounds. In addition, she participated in the development and production of a number of other socially relevant projects, set in the Middle East. Al-Zain continued her higher education at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema where she earned a MFA in film/television production. After graduation, she founded a film production company, Al-Jude Productions, which serves as a haven for talented filmmakers in the region. Under Al-Jude, Al-Zain has produced and/or directed a number of short films, commercials and music videos. Al-Jude is actively working with Producer Christina Piovesan from First Generation Films to develop several marketable independent films for the company's slate. One of those films, Amreeka, by writer/director Cherien Davis, is set to be released in September, 2008.

Cast:

Ibn Battuta: Chems Eddine Zinoun
The Highwayman: Hassam Ghancy
Ibn Muzaffar: Nadim Sawalha
Hamza: Nabil Elouahabi

Crew:

Director/Co-Screenwriter: Bruce Neibaur
Executive Producer: Jake Eberts
Producer: Jonathan Barker
Producer: Dominic Cunningham-Reid
Producer: Taran Davies
Co-Producer: Dima Alansari
Co-Producer: Dounia Benjelloun
Co-Producer: Al-Zain Al-Sabah
Screenwriter: Tahir Shah
Screenwriter: Carl Knutson
Supervising: Producer Diane Roberts
Supervising: Producer Tony Thatcher
Line Producer: Daniel Ferguson
Director Of Photography: Matthew Williams
Production Designer: Mike Fowlie
Art Director: Philip Murphy
Editor: Jean-Marie Drot
Costume Designer: Emma Bellocq
Location Director - Mecca: Abdul Latif Salazar
Director Of Photography - Mecca: Afshin Javadi
Director Of Photography - Mecca: Ghasem Ebrahimian
Director of Photography – Mecca: Rafey Mahmood