There Was To Be Peace

In a post-apocalyptic world, a young boy grows up to find the gang that murdered his parents and kidnapped his younger sister.

  • Hussain Abdullah
    007: Skyfall (Stunts)
  • Hussain Abdullah
    007: Skyfall (Stunts)
  • Hussain Abdullah
    007: Skyfall (Stunts)
  • Ümit Demirbas
    Key Cast
    007: Skyfall, The Water Diviner, Ali & Nino, Tschiller: Off Duty (Stunts)
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Der Frieden war nah
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Action, Drama
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,400 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Red Dragon
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    April 25, 2018
    Award: Best Short - Action
  • Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    United States
    April 19, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Out of the Can Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    February 23, 2018
    Best Sci-Fi - Finalist
  • Inn Kurzfilmfestival
    Braunau am Inn
    September 9, 2017
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Hussain Abdullah

The brief:
Since 2002 Hussain Abdullah has been working in film & TV. He has worked as producer, director, assistant director, writer, camera operator, editor, digital colorist, photographer and stunt performer.

Name: Hussain Abdullah
Age: 36
Nationality: German
Location: Cologne, Germany
Freelance Producer, Director and Writer
Qualification: Diploma in Digital Film & VFX (SAE Institute)
Awards: Screen Actors Guild Award 2012 (for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture)
Highest Budget Film hired for: 007: SKYFALL (Stunt Performer)
Experience Filming in: Germany, England, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Hong Kong
Fluent in: German, Arabic, English
Moderate Language Skills: French, Turkish, Mandarin
Favourite Film: SEVEN SAMURAI

The detailed:
Hussain Abdullah had his first TV jobs during high school gathering on-set experience in various departments. After studying media technology he worked as assistant director on several projects for seven years in countries such as China, South Korea, Italy and Germany.
Hussain has trained in martial arts and stunts. Besides a few jobs as stuntman and fight choreographer for TV productions he also worked on the James Bond 007 feature film 'Skyfall' as stunt performer.
As a screen writer Hussain has been writing episodes for various German crime series.
He worked as a freelancing producer/director on a TV show called 'GT Academy' filming in the UK and in Abu Dhabi. He also received a degree from the SAE Institute in 'Digital Film & VFX'.
Hussain is fluent in English, German and Arabic and has basic knowledge of French, Turkish and Mandarin.
He resides in Cologne, Germany.

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Director Statement

”There Was To Be Peace” is a short film, but it also serves as part of a proof-of-concept for a possible feature-film version. The post-apocalypse is an international topic. People all over the world are worried for the future of this planet. The growing popularity of post-apocalyptic films and TV series such as “The Walking Dead”, “Children of Men” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” is an indicator of this wide-spread awareness of mankind heading into the wrong direction.
Above all however, “There Was To Be Peace” serves the purpose of telling an engaging good story for people to enjoy.