Directors UK and Arri interview Ashtar Al Khirsan, director/writer for our film, Shawafa.

As part of Frank & Lively’s commitment to producing four female-led films (behind and in front of the camera) in 2019, we partnered with Directors UK and Arri to create short film Shawafa, co-produced by our founder Marcie MacLellan and written by Ashtar Al Khirsan.

A woman visits a Moroccan witch, seeking a remedy for her dangerous lust. But instead of curing her, the with accidentally ignites a far stronger power.

Ashtar spoke to Directors UK and Arri about the challenges of shooting Shawafa in just two days, and how the witch’s magic was realised on camera.


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