Private Project


Mohammed's traditional search for a bride has resulted in over twelve rejections. As his opportunities seem to be disappearing, Mohammed finds hope in wearing his late father's lucky ring to his next "meeting". Much to his surprise, he finds himself with Laila, a bride he failed to impress before.

  • Jaafar Almadhoon
  • Jaafar Almadhoon
  • Jaafar Almadhoon
  • Mohammed Shaker
    Key Cast
  • Maryam Mohammad
    Key Cast
  • Ahmad Khamis
    Key Cast
  • Farah Elsayegh
    Key Cast
  • Walaa Taiub
    Key Cast
  • Taghrid Taiub
    Key Cast
  • Laura Saab
    Key Cast
  • Hasan Aslan
    Director of Photography
  • Jaafar Almadhoon
  • John Kochanczyk
    Sound Design
  • Alicia Gonzalez
    Executive Producer
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Country of Filming:
    United Arab Emirates
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  • Student Project:
  • Cinetopia Film Festival
    United States
    June 10, 2017
    North America
  • Zayed University Middle East Film Festival
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    May 1, 2017
    Middle East
  • Fear No Film Festival
    United States
    June 23, 2017
  • Beirut International Film Festival
    October 9, 2017
  • Arab Film Festival San Francisco
    San Francisco
    United States
    October 19, 2017
  • Crossing The Screen Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 24, 2017
  • Laughlin International Film Festival
    United States
    October 13, 2017
  • Arlington International Film Festival
    United States
    October 27, 2017
  • St. Louis International Film Festival
    United States
    November 12, 2017
  • Purbeck Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    October 20, 2017
Distribution Information
  • Image Nation Abu Dhabi
    Country: United Arab Emirates
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jaafar Almadhoon

Jaafar Almadhoon is a Bahraini filmmaker based in Dubai, UAE. He graduated from the American University in Dubai majoring in Digital Production and Storytelling. He works in CNN Arabic as a Video Producer. He directed several short films that have been screened in different Film Festivals in the UAE and Bahrain. Jaafar continues to write stories, hoping to make them into films and shows one day.

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Director Statement

Rattled is inspired by experiences that a lot of young Bahraini men and women go through. They live these strange experiences, without really thinking about how funny they are. It’s a strange process that you would find funny more than effective. And what’s stranger is how effective it actually is.
During “The Meeting”, where a young man meets a potential bride-to-be, usually after a long search process by both of their families, and which can be 5 minutes or 60, a lot of strange things happen. However, they only end up as conversations between people. So what if these funny experiences were told in a short film? That’s when the idea for Rattle was born.
The film tells the story of “The Meeting” between Mohammed and Laila, and tries to deliver it in the style of Wes Anderson and Edgar Wright’s films, where comedy comes from the situation and visuals.