Twofour54’ joins hands with Light n Light
Arbaaz Khan, Prakash Jha, Deepa De Motwane (Executive producer, Phantom Films) and top cinematographers of Bollywood industry including Priya Seth (Airlift), Sudeep Chatterjee (Bajirao Mastani), Gopal Shah (Veer), Vishnu Rao (Aashiqui 2) came in full force to attend the launch of Light n Light’s recently opened international branch in Abu Dhabi.
Light n Light, the end-to-end service provider for all Films & Television lighting projects, founded by Nasir Hussain has collaborated with twofour54, that is home to 350 media companies, to provide an excellent ecosystem for filmmakers to come and shoot there. Foremost, the state-of-the-art operations will attract more Bollywood filmmakers to shoot in Abu Dhabi.
Present at the occasion were, twofour54’s acting CEO, Maryam Al Mheiri, actor-director-producer, Arbaaz Khan, producer-director-actor Prakash Jha, Deepa De Motwane (Executive producer, Phantom Films) and the top notch Bollywood cinematographers to lend in their support.
Twofour54’s acting CEO, Maryam Al Mheiri says, “Our aim is to provide a better infrastructure for Indian and International filmmakers to shoot their films in Abu Dhabi. India is a key market for us through our combination of world-class production services, unique locations, and 30 percent incentive we have supported several films including Baby, Bang Bang and recently Dhishum.
Our collaboration with Light n Light is a milestone and a step forward in the direction of building a better eco-system to bring more Indian filmmakers to film in Abu Dhabi” She adds.
Sharing his experience of working with Nasir and his team Arbaaz Khan says, “I have done Dabangg, Dabangg 2, Dolly Ki Dolly and each of those times I have had a wonderful experience with him. Nasir is very professional, accessible and very accommodating. Above all his facilities are very good.”
Prakash Jha, whose association with Light n Light started with Raajneeti, says, “My experience started with Raajneeti which was a huge film and they hadn’t done a big film until then but Nasir and his brother’s enthusiasm and confidence somehow convinced me that they will be able to deliver and they did. It was a film on a huge scale; big requirements and they did it so well, so organized. After that we have collaborated on all my films. The best thing about them is that they are very positive, they never say ‘No’, no matter what you ask., They have grown because of their dedication, and professionalism.”
He adds, “A lot of people keep shooting in Abu Dabi, so opening an office here will definitely help the industry”
Deepa Motwane, the Executive Producer of Phantom Films says, “Apart from providing the excellent services and quality of equipment, it is also the personal relationship Nasir has with people that makes it so special. I have known Nasir for years and fought with him. He provides services from the heart!”
Sudeep, the DOP of Bajirao Mastani says, “I actually said no to an ad film to come to this event that is how much Nasir means to me. Between a DOP and person who supply lights, the relationship is a very intimate and it’s something that goes beyond words. Nasir has a key, which always keeps you satisfied. He had come into my life at a time when I was very frustrated with the quality of equipment, not just equipment but with lights, cables etc and all of these things slow me down. Last time, I came here for the shoot, two years back for Baby and there was nothing here, so to have an office here is really great.”
Elaborating further on the purpose of launching the branch, Nasir Hussain, Founder of Light n Light, said, “We always wanted to expand and go international and the collaboration with Abu Dhabi Film Commission and Twofour54 team is a step in that direction. Together we hope to create a better infrastructure for filmmakers to shoot their films here. All this wouldn’t have been possible without Maryam Al Mheiri’ssupport.”
Light n Light is the operational service providers of lights and grips to the film industry. The Abu Dhabi branch will be company’s fourth branch which already operates out of Mumbai, Delhi and the recently introduced branch in Hyderabad. The company has successfully completed over 4000 commercials, 20 international projects and 200 Bollywood films including Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Mohenjo Daro, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Wazir among the recent ones.
The representatives of internationally renowned companies like ARRI (the largest manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment in the world) attended the launch in Abu Dhabi.