Starting Ummah Films
Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,I've been searching the web and haven't really found many Muslim Film companies out there. I read a lot of about people talking about doing this and that but it seem that there are many Muslim Film companies with anything on the web. I tried googling and searching forums and didn't find much.
So why not make our own films? Yeah!
Now I need a crew. Started sending emails to brothers, made a few calls, and I got a list of people who said they were down to help. Unfortunately, one of the weaknesses that many of have (including myself) is that we overcommitted to too many things. After the filtering process (figuring out who was serious, had the time, and was down to stick with it no matter what), we ended up with a four man film crew.
Now we need a name. First, I started making a list of what names would fit the type of films we wanted to make. I want to make films that the Ummah can relate to. I cross checked the list with domains which were available and I chose: "Ummah Films". Bought the domain name, hooked up the hosting, and UmmahFilms.com is now live! (well, kind of) Since all we have is a domain name (no films yet), the ummahfilms.com name is pointing back to this blog. The last thing I want is website with a bunch of "under construction" pages (very annoying).
I figure there are people out there who want to start making movies but since I have no idea where to start and what is involved to put a film together, I think the blog may be very interesting. I'm brand new to all of this and I have done nothing more than amateur stuff, this is going to be a new experience for me. Get ready for a crazy ride!
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