Film Project Seeking Haven for Mr. Rambo Wins Lagoonie Film Production Prize at CineGouna SpringBoard

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A Monetary Award of $10,000

Film Project Seeking Haven for Mr. Rambo Wins Lagoonie Film Production Prize at CineGouna SpringBoard


Lagoonie Film Production presented its award to the film project Mr. Rambo by director Khaled Mansour at the CineGouna Platform, held within the 4th El Gouna Film Festival (GFF). The prize of $10,000 was given to the film to support it in its development phase.

Seeking Haven for Mr. Rambo is a film project about Rambo, Hassan’s dog and only friend who gets unjustly involved in a dangerous incident. He suddenly becomes hunted by the government and Karem, Hassan’s neighbor, which forces Hassan to find an unofficial secure way of exiting Rambo out of the country, and saving him from the unknown. The film is directed by Khaled Mansour and produced by Patchwork Productions.

Last year, Lagoonie's award was presented to Severed Head by director Lotfi Achour at the CineGouna SpringBoard. Lagoonie Film Production has been recently involved in many activities that support the Arab film industry. During the previous edition of the Cairo International Film Festival, Lagoonie Film Production sponsored a number of workshops, lectures and panel discussions held within the Cairo Industry Days. The company also presented a monetary award at the 2018 Final Cut in Venice workshop of the Venice International Film Festival.

Organized by CineGouna Platform, CineGouna SpringBoard is a project development and co-production lab that enables Arab film directors and producers with projects in development or films in post-production to find artistic and financial support.

CineGouna Platform is an industry-oriented event created to support and empower filmmakers and industry professionals, aiming to develop promising film projects from Egypt and the Arab world and help them find artistic and financial support. CineGouna Platform presents the CineGounaSpringBoard and the CineGouna Bridge as programs that provide opportunities for sharing and learning through workshops, panel discussions, and master classes led by industry professionals.

Lagoonie Film Production is an Egyptian Film production company established by Producer Shahinaz Elakkad in 2017. The company aims to develop the film and TV industry in Egypt and the Arab world through making international films and TV series that address new non-mainstream topics to put the Arab film and TV industry on the international map.

The company's latest co-productions include Ras El Sana film, along with Film Clinic, and Shoka we Sekina short film which was an official selection at El Gouna Film Festival in 2017. Lagoonie Film Production is best known for the TV serial drama Ana Shahira.. Ana El Kha'en by renowned author Nour Abelmajeed. Currently, the company is working on the new film projects Barra El Manhag, by director Amr Salama, and Daughters of Abdulrahman by director Zeid Abu Hamdan.