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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Watch Ummah Films New Film! "Doctor Director"

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,

The new Ummah Films movie is done! UF's first film, "Tomorrow Never Comes", was done with humble budget of just $700. We pitched the idea that if we you like what we did with $700, imagine what we can do with $7,000. Alhamdulillah, with your help we raised $7,000 and made our latest film, "Doctor Director!". With a bigger budget, we had access to more and better resources. Our next goal is to raise $100,000 and make a full feature film and we need your help to do it.

The film, "Doctor Director!", tackles one of the common obstacles young Muslims face when dealing with cultural parents. While today's generation are connects back towards the true teachings of Islam, they often have to deal with their parents that are still tied to their culture, and this is especially true when it comes to Muslim Marriages. The message of this film is to judge people by their Deen and Character, rather their title, and their bank account, because success in this life doesn't necessarily guarantee success in the hereafter.

At Ummah Films, we are trying to make quality films with a message. If you would like help us make our next film, please visit ummahfilms.com/movie

For the price of a movie ticket ($10), you can become a producer for our next film, which will help us make more movies that will inshAllah make a positive difference in this world.

Unfortunately, films cost money. We believe we can make quality films if we all come together. Please visit our site for more information: ummahfilms.com/movie

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At July 22, 2010 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum.
Masha-allah, it was SOOO good!! It was even better than "Tomorrow never comes". I'm so glad you made this so that people could learn from it. It was kinda sad, but I guess that's how it's supposed to be for it to teach people a lesson. I loved it!
Jazakallah khair

At July 23, 2010 12:43 AM, Blogger aneebaba said...

As salaamu alaikum Br. Ali & UF Team!!!!

Wow, ma'sha'allah that rocked!!! I'm so proud of you guys and yor effort. I'm sure all of us feel that way - a VERY relevant issue for so many of us single people - argh - it's more frustrating the more you think about it really. Let's just say I'm at that st(age).

I think it will be great to show to parents form all different backgrounds within our Ummah, because I can see it is a big problem and it makes life unnecessarily difficult for so many potential couples who are just want to marry a partner with good character and Imaan. Yet, instead of making the Halal thing easy, it is made more difficult, as you alluded to in the "My brother has a girlfriend" the first Ask Baba Ali video.

Again, great job guys, give your selves a big pat on the back and a Coke for everyone on me! :-)

Best wishes always,
Br. MuslimFirst (the former "aneebaba")

At July 23, 2010 6:29 AM, Anonymous Sisters Film Club said...


Congratulations on releasing your latest short film. Masha'Allah very enjoyable, and also beautiful in places. The mum was the funniest character by far!

But pleeeease make a sequel - we need closure. :)

At July 23, 2010 7:54 AM, Anonymous Sisters Film Club said...

P.S., you maybe interested in submitting this film to the Islam Channel Film Festival. Deadline coming up!


At July 23, 2010 9:54 PM, Blogger MYGA said...


Alhamdullilah your movie was soo good! It was really entertaining to watch, and the actors were brilliant.. especially the mom and dad :)

Inshallah I hope that you guys can make much more amazing movies in the future with the help of other muslim brothers and sisters of course.

If you would like, please take the time to take a look at our blog. It would be really nice to have feedback from you :) We started not too long ago and Inshallah are also hoping to make a small difference by uniting young Muslim sisters through blogging and Islamization of some western cultures such as fashion and food.

Jazak Allah and May Allah keep you in the best of health and iman forever.

At July 27, 2010 4:13 AM, Anonymous sophiarosado said...

Wow, what a nice surprise. I'm honored to be listed here with such an impressive group. Thanks so much!


At July 28, 2010 1:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey just saw it , heh really like the film , I have had this exact situation happen to me , Im sure lots of brothers out there have faced it. I would like to tell u all who have faced this situation to add the following line in your dhikr's "ITS NO BIG DEAL" , And keep looking , I think on average every guy has to go through atleast 20 different proposals before getting a positive response.

At July 30, 2010 2:08 AM, Blogger Abu Inaya said...


Please forgive me but I feel the movie was well taken, good cast but incomplete storyline.
It finished and all I was asking myself was "so whats new?".
The movie only showed an obvious problem but gave gave no clever solutions.
People are looking for solutions or at-least learning.
Love is Haram but here it is glorified.
My opinion would be, to have shown how to find a spouse in a successful Islamic way so that everybody adopts it as a trend of a good Mumin.

My two cents!
They should show a way in which from an early age parents teach their child on how to find right partner from a distance and how they can do this (judge a character) without mingling and how to avoid fixing your mind on one. This way when the time comes they will already have a set of people in mind or will be able to make the right choice from a new list. The key is to tell them that it is alright to talk about a good spouse and they should be convinced that they will be allowed to make the choice when the time comes.
- Abuinaya.

At July 30, 2010 2:25 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Can't wait to watch it! Thanks @Sophia for sharing allfilmtrailers.com

At July 30, 2010 5:43 AM, Anonymous huma said...

asalam o alaykum....mashAllah .. congratss Ali bhai .. :) thumbsup

At July 31, 2010 12:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mashaAllah! AMAZING! the story is really good, and everything looked very professional mashaALLAH! good job :)

At July 31, 2010 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Salaamu alaykum,
Good quality & very professional.
I would improve your next effort by running script & final cut by a person of Islamic knowledge (just to tweak some details).

At August 07, 2010 12:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love watching all your short videos again and again and I loved "Tomorrow never comes" it had a very clear message but unfortunately this movie is a big disappointment I didn't get the main idea,not all actors were able to deliver their roles and the choice of actors was awkward the mom and dad looked Arab with very weird and made up accents and the daughter looked Desi and the brother Latino the script wasn't written perfectly it needed some work especially the dialogue it wasn't funny at all.Other than that Cinematography,lighting,sound, editing and transitions were very good.

At August 15, 2010 10:41 PM, Blogger julaybiba said...

ok seriously, did that film cost 7 grand to make? i'm so sorry for my negativism, but i thought "tomorrow never comes" was way better. no offense. i'm just shocked that the film cost so much when it really didnt prove a point, it was simply an add for halfourdeen.com.
Again, I really do respect you brother Ali and the entire cast, i'm proud that this ummah is being productive, i just expected more from the film, thats all :)

At August 27, 2010 3:50 AM, Anonymous Jamal said...

Bro This pretty amazing. I mean especially for an amateur. keep it up ! it will inshAAllah change some of our parents mind sets and inshAAllah in the next few years this will be mega.

Good Luck, inshAAllah one day people will scrap holly wood and watch ummah films !

At September 24, 2010 8:56 AM, Anonymous Sara said...

hmmm, didn't really like this, there didnt seem to be a point, or lesson to take from it.
i very much doubt anyones parents would behave like that?!
Perhaps if it was more of a guidance on how to go about the RIGHT way of asking the sister for her hand, and the beautiful character we all should have (parents included)in such sitations, then atleast it would have been a good example for people to follow...

the camera work was very good mashAllah.

think some of the characters were trying a bit to hard with the dodgy accents. would have been nicer if it was more natural and simple.
khair! lets hope for better things to come! :)


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