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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Finally, The Short Film you have been waiting for!

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,

It has been a long journey to get us here but IT'S DONE! You can now watch the First UmmahFilms Short: Tomorrow Never Comes. There is an Intro and Outtro by Baba Ali, so be sure to tune in after the movie.

YouTube Version:




High Quality Version:

PS: For all of you who have been waiting since the beginning of April, i just want to let you know that we worked very hard to be able to output it before the end of April (4/30). We ran into many many obstacles but overcame them and you now have our first movie TNC.

Peace be upon you.
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64 Comments:

At April 30, 2008 6:31 PM, Anonymous Lin said...

Assalammualaikum,

I've watched the vid and it was really great!

Hope to see more videos like this, where all the actors/actresses are dressing Islamically.

Nice job!

 
At April 30, 2008 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam,

MashAllah good work guys...great impact...loved the last bit....

Looking forward to move of your films...

 
At April 30, 2008 7:48 PM, Anonymous jasmine said...

Salam Alykum,

It was really believable and the acting was like a Pro. good job guys keep up the good effort!

 
At April 30, 2008 8:42 PM, Anonymous Ahmed said...

us salaam alikuim,

Great reminder.

One complaint, needs to be longer next time :)

Ahmed

 
At April 30, 2008 9:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salamu alaikum:)

Masha'allah great film...seriously its true how we take for granted the fact that we are here. We always plan for the future but sometimes forget that the future may not come us. Great topic for your first film. Thanks for the reminder.

 
At April 30, 2008 11:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam guys,

Ali, Where is Mahdi Ahmed in all of this? When will there be a Mahdi/Ali collaboration?

 
At April 30, 2008 11:34 PM, Anonymous Zahrah said...

Who is Mahdi?

Wait, wasn't he making that other film? Whatever happened to that? I know he posted here about Ummah Films first movie, but not much else has happened from what I know.

 
At May 01, 2008 2:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mashallah... great vid..
Alhamduliallah it's a good reminder

 
At May 01, 2008 2:45 AM, Blogger aneebaba said...

Salam Ummah Films team - That was brilliant. Great topic of course; I think many of us forget or take for granted that we are here and as well as assuming when we go to sleep we will wake up the next day. Looking forward to future projects. Best wishes always.
-Anees

 
At May 01, 2008 5:20 AM, Anonymous arwa said...

MashaAllah! That was really great.. I loved the message and the way you bring it forward; indirectly yet sooo effective.

Jazakum Allahu kheyra and may Allah help you with your future project!

 
At May 01, 2008 6:53 AM, Anonymous Musashi/Lamees said...

Asallamu 'alaikum

...

WOW.

Totally took my breath away. And many of them had no prior experience?! Subhana Allah.

Beautiful message and great film.

Aha, Ummah Films shirt. ♥

 
At May 01, 2008 7:18 AM, Blogger Ikhwan Jaafar said...

is really good movie, i mean with such low budget its great!!
good film.
im gonna always remember; tomorrow may never come

 
At May 01, 2008 7:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty good movie minus the instrumental music. Good msg, too short though. small appearance of baba ali. he must been working out for that part LOL ;)

 
At May 01, 2008 7:31 AM, Anonymous Reba said...

salaams,
that was soooo good MashAllah..made me think me..i hope there are many more to come :D (inshallah)..

 
At May 01, 2008 8:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assulamu alaykum.

Jaza kullah o khair to everyone who took part in this great piece of work. Well done!

May Allah help you to produce more and reward you in abundance for your time and effort.

Remember us in your duas.

 
At May 01, 2008 8:36 AM, Blogger UmmLayla said...

I really liked it. Insha'Allah the first of many.

 
At May 01, 2008 9:43 AM, Anonymous SamanAzz said...

Bismillah,

assalamoalaikom wr wb,

AllahSWT make you grow in His way always, amin

Real Good one! I found myself thanking AllahSWT for aafiyah I am in,alhamdulillah, when I saw the actor coping with losing hearing and eye-sight. A good soul shake!

I was real glad when the film didnot start with music but later on there was some in it. I just hope from AllahSWT we are able to improvise without it inshAllah.

Allah SWT enable us always to achieve Ehsaan in whatever we do for His sake,amin

Jazakumullahu kheran,

assalamoalaikom wr wb,

Saman Az.

 
At May 01, 2008 11:35 AM, Blogger AlBaraa said...

Well done guys. I wrote a review of the film. check it out here:
http://www.leechonfilms.com/

 
At May 01, 2008 12:04 PM, Anonymous alman nusrat said...

Asalaam alaikum
I'm a young nasheed artist.
I am willing to give u my nasheeds to use in ur next movie. Insh'Allah. Email me at
anx92@live.com
asalaam alaikum

 
At May 01, 2008 1:25 PM, Anonymous Sister said...

Salaams
absoutely wicked film so true and a lovely reminder
good job everyone!

Sister from LONDON UK

 
At May 01, 2008 2:22 PM, Anonymous Lin fobby said...

Lin

Assalammualaikum,

I've watched the vid and it was really great!

Hope to see more videos like this, where all the actors/actresses are dressing Islaaamiccalllllyyy Yeeeeeaaaah!

Nice @#$%!

April 30, 2008 6:31 PM

 
At May 01, 2008 5:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalam alaykum,

It's more like a daytime soap opera than a film. I don't know how else to explain that.

I really liked the message, but the voice over was heavy handed, the music was cheesy, and the editing could have been tighter.

Either than that it was a really great. Good job!!

 
At May 01, 2008 5:58 PM, Blogger farooq said...

It was totally like a soap opera and not like a film. The acting after waking up from the dream could have been better when he was thanking God. Also when he is waking up shaking his head and all should be one seen, you could see the editing..lol. The close ups on Hassan's face were pretty bad, I don't know why but the close ups on the other guy were much better...One great thing is the acting of Hassan during his stages of losing his sense's. Pretty good job guys congrats, I have made some short movies before and it is a lot harder than it looks.

 
At May 01, 2008 9:31 PM, Anonymous Amani said...

OmG gUyS!

I lUvEd Dis!

 
At May 01, 2008 9:39 PM, Anonymous Noor said...

Mashallah, That was very good! I really liked the unexpected ending. I can't wait to see more.

 
At May 01, 2008 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

vry good

 
At May 01, 2008 9:45 PM, Anonymous Da CrAzY MuSliMaHHH said...

DiZ iZ Sooooo WiCkkEdd
lUv iT
CrAAzY EndiNg ThO!

AiShAH
AKA
Da CrAzY MuSliMaHHH

 
At May 01, 2008 11:21 PM, Anonymous Muhammed said...

Salam bro MashAllah!!! whata film made me cry bro great point to the film!

 
At May 02, 2008 3:42 AM, Anonymous greekmuslimgirl said...

Yep, super awesome ma sha Allah! (minus the musical instruments). I'm so glad you posted the steps along the way and how much work is done behind the scenes. I had no idea it was that complex!

 
At May 02, 2008 4:36 AM, Blogger alonq_exe said...

Assalamualaikum.

Congratz for the first film! I look forward to more videos coming from u.

=)

oh yeah, i think i saw a typo there. The title in the film says "TomMorrow " with double M's there.
Anyway, that doesnt affect the film in any aspect much. Still, good one.

 
At May 02, 2008 7:11 AM, Blogger B. said...

Salam aleikum guys, inshallah you can do better stuff with bigger budgets. I'm sure you will bring a change! Keep the blessed work up. Jazakallah Khair.

 
At May 02, 2008 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum,

The video was excellent...I have been really slacking with my deen...so it definitely hit the spot...

 
At May 02, 2008 12:28 PM, Blogger haqqul.yaqeen said...

Assalaamu 'alaykum

Jazaakum Allahu khayr to anyone who helped to put this together, may Allah subhaanahu wa ta'aala reward you all. This really came at a time of need. SubhaanAllah, we are destined to see/hear/know things when we need them the most, and I needed this, and alhamdulillah it was available thanks to your efforts and Allah's Will. It brought tears to my eyes and I really want to see a professional movie done. Not that this wasn't done professionally, mashaa'Allah. :)

May Allah reward your efforts greatly, aameen, thumma aameen.

 
At May 03, 2008 3:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW that film raelly made me think it is gread i am typing this with tears on my keyboard well done keep up the good work

 
At May 03, 2008 7:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaam

u guys av done a great job considering ur budget. Well done.

gr8 message dat shud remind us all to take advanatge of the time we av on this earth and please Allah (swt) to the best of our ability

Der is a gr8 quote iv heard dat reminds me of this vid:
"luv ur creator? luv ur fellow beings 1st"

May Allah(swt) shower his blessings upon u inshAllah

Salaam

 
At May 03, 2008 9:49 AM, Blogger Ismail Kamdar said...

SLmz

Great movie, great acting, good directing.

Only one complaint, the musical instruments. I'm sure you could have avoided them, more people will watch your movies and learn from them if you avoid musical instruments.

You can get good enough background music using just duff, vocals and nasheeds.

Otherwise, the movie was great and beneficial.

 
At May 03, 2008 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam Alykum,

I've just watched the film. All i can say is WOW!!! Great actors, great message, great filming, what more can we ask? May god bless you brothers for making this film. The end was stunning :O I'm going to tell all my friends about it.

Peace.

 
At May 03, 2008 1:39 PM, Anonymous Janan said...

AS-SalaamuAlaykum Brothers and sisters!
This is such a great moviee... I reminded me of so many things I've done.. And what i have to do.. because i may never have the chance agian. May Allah reward you all for the great work! MashaAllah!

 
At May 03, 2008 3:54 PM, Anonymous snaa said...

Slamz,
Alhamdulillah,was a gud film,i know you guys have been working on this for very long time now,alhamdulillah i think you did a very good job,i think Br.Hassans acting was good mashallah and i thought the filming was good,pretty professional and clear cut. The outside scenes were good as well, but it was a bit of a dramatic end though,i was like whoa!But alhamdullilah,itl give us all something to reflect over.May Allah make all your work sucessful and give you all the tawfeeq to do more videos inshallah.

Wslaam

 
At May 03, 2008 6:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fantastic mashAllah. Very well put together and thought about. Keep it up inshAllah.

Welldone!! :D

 
At May 04, 2008 2:55 AM, Anonymous lamia said...

Good reminder as always!
Jazak Allah ou kheiran

 
At May 04, 2008 5:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salams

The message was good but some of the film is a bit cheesy. Good ending.I look forward to more of your films in the future inshallah.

 
At May 04, 2008 4:34 PM, Anonymous Hanan said...

That was the greatest ending I have ever seen. It seriusly made me cry. Wow.. Super job!

 
At May 06, 2008 5:18 AM, Blogger isa said...

Salaamu 'Alaikum,

The beginning dream part was the best portion. The rest was a bit dodgy at times with the editing and acting.

But such things can be overlooked because of how this whole thing came about, and it being the first time you all attempted such a project.

Great effort and work. Insha'allaah, you will make more and they will only get better.

It's good to actually see a film come out of Ummah Films!

 
At May 06, 2008 9:57 AM, Anonymous jj said...

Awesome!

 
At May 07, 2008 8:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaam,

Good job as a first effort masha'Allah. I would encourage it to be shorter next time, it prolongs in some places unnecessarily.

JazakumAllah khayr.

 
At May 07, 2008 2:48 PM, Blogger tyBlogger said...

Assalamu Alaikum Wr. Wb.

Teriffic Video, I am impressed. I done some filming, and $700 is not much period. Inshallah, I can try to do some dawah videos as well. Can't wait to see more of yours.

Wasalam.

 
At May 08, 2008 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamu Alaikum

great work masha-Allah! You guys deserve it! and only 700 bucks?! wow subhan-Allah. I can't wait to see the next video insha-Allah, I'm sure it'll come out real nice like this one.

keep up the good work, and may Allah bless you and all the others who contributed to it. Ameen.

wsalam

 
At May 08, 2008 6:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalaamualaikum.
May Allah(swt) preserve you all and put barakah in your work and accept it from you. Ameen

Music :(
Big disappointment. I used to enjoy watching Ummah Films because of one main reason: Halaal and entertaining. It's really hard I know to not conform to the ideas set in stone to what a good movie should contain, but that's where the REAL challenge lies. Everyone makes movies...so what's the difference? There are soo many movies out there with good messages, how is this one any different? All I'm trying to point out here is that masha'Allah I loved this film and I really think everyone did a great job and insha'Allah fee sabil Illah, but let's stick to the guidelines of Allah(swt) for an even greater success insha'Allah!

Allahu yahdeekum :)

 
At May 09, 2008 1:13 AM, Blogger hasnain said...

nice work. it felt a little drawn out. ali, it didnt seem to be cut by you. i'm guessing the editing was done by someone else. great for first time experiment. main suggestion would be to make it move faster.

 
At May 10, 2008 6:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great film. Not a muslim and still liked it. Hope the criticism doesn't get to you. You're stuff is really great. The complainers are just that: complainers. You are putting your time and effort into something that really does reach a lot of people. Don't get discouraged because some don't appreciate what you do. I'd bet that most of those who like it don't even say anything, while those who don't like it always say something. Keep that in mind. Congrats to the whole crew on a job well done.

 
At May 10, 2008 2:53 PM, Anonymous Aicha Belgium said...

Salaam Ahlykoem,

I've just watched the vid and I love it!!!
even thought I knew he was gonna be hit by a car it was still a shock!

The only think that I didn't like was the 'BRO this and bro that' in every line they said :-)

I think i will hit that 'chip in' button now because I wanna see more of this!

 
At May 12, 2008 3:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

brilliant mashallah, keep up the good work!!

 
At May 12, 2008 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

essalamu alaykum wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakatuh.
good luck brothers and sisters

 
At May 13, 2008 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam,

i cry after see this short film... tomorrow never... remind me, how can people be so sure about next morning, maybe this time, now, is our last time. who knows?

 
At May 14, 2008 1:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalaamu alaikum

I don't want to take away the hard work but I have to say, I was a little dissppointed and hope you take my words as someone sharing what he thinks. And yes, I'd love to help out in next movie.

I think the script was not really original enough for me. It was about death, which mostly every Muslim who writes or makes a movie, or reminder, usually do. Raising an issue that people don't write or make a movie about.

I just thought it would be more creative enough in approaching a new angle, something that not everyone does.

Also, the beginning, did not fit with the rest of the movie, where he cannot hear, or cannot see. Yes, I know what the message was there but in writing movies, or script, you have to zone in the challenge, friction to one thing or if there are many, they kind of need to flow with each other.

If people see the video and honest, they'd know what I mean. The begining of the movie doesn't really go with the rest of the movie.

But overall, I also liked the comittment, dedication, the team work that got this movie together. As we know, it takes a lot of work, a lot of time, a lot of comittement too and not easy on a small budget either.

It's good to share ideas but one must also give a helping a hand to help as well. As we Muslims can critise a lot and not help out. So, when I see you doing something again, I'll get involved.

That's my honest opinion.

Congrats and good comittement to finishing it.

Wassalaam

 
At May 14, 2008 1:58 AM, Blogger UF team said...

Asalam alaikum,

jazakum Allah for your comments. If you want to help email me at yusuf@ummahfilms.com

 
At May 14, 2008 2:41 PM, Anonymous sha said...

Good effort, message and idea mashAllah. It was a bit 'drama'/soap-ish.

I felt it moved a kinda slowly, needs to be paced up. Salaam!

 
At May 15, 2008 1:32 AM, Blogger shaik said...

Assalamualaikkum,
brother video and the theme was awesome. mashallah, may Allah bless you guyz. But one thing is that you have used music which is not permitted in the shariah. May be next time you can be watchful about that.
Jazakallahkhairun

 
At May 16, 2008 1:00 PM, Anonymous Fahima Shuja said...

Assalamulaikum Brother. Mashallah Strong thought, it gave me goosbumps.
Alhamdulillah .. you guys are doing a great job. May Allah help you and reward you for all the efforts that you guys are making. Assalamulaikum

 
At May 17, 2008 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam,

what a great film. short yet very meaningful. thanks for reminding us. you made me cried and made me think wut if tommorow never comes for me? it'll be too late for everything. i want a good ending for my life. and, u just made me realize dat. thanks brothers! may Allah bless you all.. amiin.

wassalam.

 
At May 21, 2008 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam alaykum wa rahmatullah,
i like all ur work..inshallah allah make your good intentions in the right way always.
wanted to remind u all (may allah bless you) that it is not permissuble in islam to use musical instruments, so for the sake of our pure intentions..make it right so Allah may bless us all and give us benifits from our work in dunia and akhera.
i had to keep lowering it and raiseing it again to avoid the music.
jazak allah kahir

 
At May 23, 2008 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

asalamualaykum wa rahmatullah,

it had a good moral, and i really think that ummahfilms could achieve some awesome stuff bi idhn Allah, especially with the next big film being planned.

what makes me have such high hopes for ummahfilms is their dedication to providing entirely HALAL films, and to follow the qur'an and sunnah foremost and make sure their productions abide by the limits set down by Allah and His messenger.

which is why i have to give the following naseeha to my brothers and sisters at ummahfilms:

i heard a lot of background music in this film. as probably you are aware already, musical instruments are haraam according to 1. certain verses of qur'an which forbid lahwul hadith - and according to scholars such as ibn kathir and ibn taymiyyah - this refers to music. 2. a few hadith of the prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, for example the one recorded in bukhari ((From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks, and the use of musical instruments, as lawful.))

i have never heard any scholar whom i trust my deen with say otherwise on this issue. if i am lacking some information in this issue, then please convince me using your proofs from qur'an and sunnah. otherwise, i remind myself first :) and remind you all as well - that SUCCESS - in this world and the next - can ONLY be achieved through complete obedience to Allah and His messenger. so trust that Allah will bless and support your productions on the condition that you abide by the limits set by Him. and true success is ONLY in His hands.

may Allah grant us all guidance, and guide me if i am mistaken on this issue, and guide you if you are mistaken, inshaAllah.

 
At May 25, 2008 2:10 PM, Blogger Taalibah said...

ASA,

I really appreciate this work ... thank you so much ... great point made here ... I am not in film so I can't critic from that point of view ... the message was clear and to the point and I appreciate your work.
I thought the music fit the flim well ... maybe people are complaining about the rap style music on the basketball court scene??? May Allaah bless all of you and help you keep this growing Ameen ... I will make a donation myself as well ... you have my creative energy flowing ... huummmmmmmmmmm ... no one had prior acting experience ... I think I will try something like this with my sisters group inshaAllaah ... it hurts so much to see so many sisters on myspace pages and other sites with their breasts exposed and clothes that should not be worn on a public site! even if we don't believe we should cover our hair please sisters cover your bodies properly ... modesty now or as the video demonstrates you may run out of time!

thanks so much for this work

TDA

 

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