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Middle-Eastern Star Cynthia Khalifeh in Future Artist Entertainment Horror-Thriller Borderline

  • Publish date: Saturday، 01 June 2024
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Dubai, 20th May, 2024 – Leading UK production company Future Artists Entertainment are currently in production of new horror-thriller film-Borderline-which will be shot in both the UK and Malta. Lucien Laviscount (Emily in Paris), Laura Marano (The Royal Treatment) and Cynthia Khalifeh (8 Days) will lead a cast which also includes Jason Flemyng and the Saudi Arabian rising start and award winner Sara Taibah.

The first instalment of the planned horror franchise is directed by BIFA-nominated Jane Gull (My Feral Heart) and written by Elizabeth Morris (Above the Below).

Khalifeh will play Zena, a young woman who turns up at the rundown Borderline pub for a date with the handsome and charismatic Jack. Zena soon realizes she has been stood up and ends up having a drink with bumbling but charming local, Paul, played by Laviscount. He’s not a threat and he’s good company but Zena could not be more wrong on both counts! Paul is in fact a serial killer, who lures his victims inside the lawless walls of the Borderline.

The film is produced by Future Artists Entertainment’s Martin Owen alongside Evan Ross and Khalifeh. Jeff Rice of Jeff Rice Films will be the Executive Producer.

Producer Martin Owen of Future Artists Entertainment said: “Borderline is set to be a genre defining horror movie with incredible production value and performances. We're diving deep into the dark side of dating apps with this thriller that will play on everyone’s worst fears when using dating apps in a unique, terrifying and captivating way. We strongly believe this will be the first in a new horror franchise.”

FAE is one the UK’s fastest growing movie production businesses and is best known for movies such as the Netflix hit Bank of Dave, Sky Original’s Pokerface starring Russel Crowe, Last Train to Christmas starring Michael Sheen and the Welsh true story Save The Cinema starring Samantha Morton, Tom Felton and Jonathan Pryce. Most recently, they have completed production on family adventure film Robin and the Hood, with Naomie Harris and Gwendoline Christie and Above the Below, directed by Idris Elba, who also stars, and Martin Owens.

Cynthia Khalifeh, born on February 16, 1992, has earned acclaim for her versatile talent and powerful performances. From her early days in the Lebanese sitcom "Abdo and Abdo" to her international recognition in films like "Cargo," Cynthia has continually impressed audiences with her depth and charisma. In "Borderline," she brings her formidable talent to the role of Zena, adding depth and intensity to this horror-thriller. Her dual role as lead actress and co-writer demonstrates her multifaceted capabilities and commitment to her craft. Set for release next Halloween, "Borderline" is poised to enthrall audiences with its chilling narrative and standout performances.


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About FAE

Future Artists Entertainment was founded in 2019 by Producers Martin Owen and Matt Williams and has had an unprecedented entrance into the film industry, producing 12 films in 4 years, including 5 for Sky, 2 for Amazon Studios, and 1 for Netflix. 

Our latest releases include Netflix UK's No. 1 BANK OF DAVE, featuring Rory Kinnear, Joel Fry and Phoebe Dynevor. The Sequel is currently in Production. As well as POKERFACE directed by and starring Russell Crowe, and also featuring Liam Hemsworth. Other recent releases include HOW TO DATE BILLY WALSH for Amazon Prime starring Tanner Buchanan, Nick Frost, Sebastian Croft and BRIDGERTON’s Charithra Chandran, as well as Sky’s BREAKING POINT set in the world of Break Dancing, starring Hannah John Kamen, Alice Eve and Lucian Msamati as well as multiple world elite breakers. 

Upcoming releases include ABOVE THE BELOW, a survival thriller Directed by our own Martin Owen and Idris Elba.

Focusing on mainstream commercial and culturally relevant content we work with the world’s leading creatives, talent and global distributors. With an exciting line up of films for Sky and Amazon for 23/24 and a full development slate pipeline, we are one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic full-servicing production companies.

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