28th September, 2015


Critically acclaimed film co-produced with Hyde Park Entertainment

Abu Dhabi, Sept 22, 2015: Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a leading media and entertainment company in the Middle East, will celebrate the release of 99 Homes in theatres throughout the UAE this September 24.

The film is a co-production between Image Nation and its longtime international partner Hyde Park Entertainment, and will be distributed in the GCC by Gulf Film.

The film stars Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman, The Social Network), Academy Award-nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) and Golden Globe-winner Laura Dern (Wild).

99 Homes was co-written and directed by Iranian-American director Ramin BahraniThe film follows a father’s struggle to get back the home that his family was evicted from, by working for the greedy real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.

Michael Garin, CEO of Image Nation, said: “We are delighted to announce the theatrical release of 99 Homes in the UAE – it is a fantastic film to add to our already impressive international slate.

“International co-productions like 99 Homes allow us to work with some of the film industry’s finest talent.  They also subsidize our local productions, helping us contribute to the growing industry in the UAE and develop local talent.”

The film received critical acclaim on the festival circuit, winning the Grand Prix at the 41st Deauville American Film Festival earlier this month and a nomination for the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival in 2014. Earlier this year, it was announced that Broad Green pictures had gained the U.S distribution rights in an unprecedented deal.

Ashok Amritraj, Chairman and CEO at Hyde Park Entertainment added: “We are excited to have partnered with Image Nation on another stellar production.  The combination of our two companies is very strong and has made for a fantastic slate of movies – I look forward to creating more great content together in the future.”

Image Nation’s partnership with Hyde Park Entertainment, has seen the companies collaborate on a number of hit films including Life of Crime and blockbuster Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. The Hyde-Park/Image Nation partnership recently announced they are working on the upcoming star-studded film Killing Hasselhoff.