Los Angeles, CA – United States
Curse of Mesopotamia, the first English language genre film out of the Middle East, featuring a diverse international cast, is available On Demand in the U.S. and Canada via iTunes & Amazon this August.
The advance of ISIS halted production in Kurdistan, Iraq back in August, 2014. With strong perseverance the indie film completed principal photography in April, 2015 in Jordan. The pre-release in Iraqi cinemas throughout November, 2015 was a success, scoring the #1 spot at the Box Office amongst the new releases, 2nd overall, just behind Spectre, the new James Bond.
Five strangers are brought together with only one thing in common: nightly visits by a Demon in a nightmare so disturbing it has affected their everyday lives. When their common psychiatrist suggests group therapy in a location similar to the place they keep seeing in their daily nightmare, US Army soldier and divorced father, John, is not keen to the idea. But when he realizes that his little daughter has started to suffer from the same night terrors, he joins the trip to Erbil in Iraq, Kurdistan with the psychiatrist and the other patients: painter Veronique, socialite and ex-porn star Amira, bisexual playboy Tony, and radical Islamist, Ahmed. Once at the old castle, dream and reality start to become one. John soon realizes that their arrival was not a coincidence. They are all reincarnations of key figures that played a role in 600B.C. during the revolution that made Kawa a hero and that is still celebrated to this day as the holiday, Newroz. The Demon has lured them back to change history and to stop Kawa. The brutal fight for survival starts, again.
Produced by Deebo Films, Visual K, Julie Ann Honadel and MENA Films.
Karim Saidi (Steven Spielberg’s Munich, Blue Is the Warmest Color) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2089843
Full cast and Crew: IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3883976
Official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/curseofmesopotamia
Curse of Mesopotamia Trailer