Logline

Logline: In the weeks before the election of Donald Trump in 2016, a young, politically liberal, Iraqi, Muslim immigrant struggles to find her footing in a neighborhood of well-to-do, politically conservative, Iraqi, Christians while battling her family’s fears of deprivation and demands of loyalty to Muslim traditions. STATUS: PackagingERA/GENRE: 2016 / DramedySETTING: Sterling Heights, MichiganContinue reading “Logline”

Yasmine Al-Bustami to Co-Star as Neighborly Nemesis, Mary

Pomegranate Pictures is pleased to announce the attachment of Yasmine Al-Bustami to co-star in the 2021 production of Pomegranate.  Yasmine Al-Bustami was born in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and immigrated to Texas with her family when she was three years old. But at 13 she was sent back to Jordan because she was becoming “too Americanized.”Continue reading “Yasmine Al-Bustami to Co-Star as Neighborly Nemesis, Mary”

Basim Alameen to Co-Star as Niran’s Father, Sermad.

Pomegranate Pictures is excited to announce the attachment of the versatile Iraqi actor, Basim Alameen to co-star in the 2021 production of Pomegranate.  Basim Alameen was born in Baghdad, Iraq, where, in 1997, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Television Directing from the University of Baghdad, College of Fine Arts. In 2010 he immigrated toContinue reading “Basim Alameen to Co-Star as Niran’s Father, Sermad.”

Sam Rahmani Attached to Play Lead

PRESS RELEASE September 1, 2020 Sterling Heights, MI, USA Pomegranate Pictures is pleased to announce the attachment of Samya (“Sam”) Rahmani to play the lead in the 2021 production of Pomegranate.  Samya was born in London, England to Iraqi parents and grew up between Canada and Jordan. She started acting at age 11 when sheContinue reading “Sam Rahmani Attached to Play Lead”

Pomegranate Captures Director of Photography Kevin Hewitt

PRESS RELEASE June 7, 2020 Sterling Heights, MI, USA Pomegranate Pictures is pleased to announce the attachment of Kevin D. Hewitt, SOC as the motion picture project’s Director of Photography.  Kevin is a 35-year veteran Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Camera Operator, Steadicam owner/operator, and FAA licensed Drone owner/pilot. He is best known for his SteadicamContinue reading “Pomegranate Captures Director of Photography Kevin Hewitt”

Pomegranate Pictures Attaches Hollywood Vet Sam Sako

PRESS RELEASE June 1, 2020 Sterling Heights, MI, USA Pomegranate Pictures is very glad to announce that 40-year Hollywood veteran, Sam-of-All-Trades Sako, has joined the Pomegranate motion picture production team as Producer, Casting Director, and Cultural Advisor.  As a foreign language coach in Hollywood, Sam is often called on by producers to coach some ofContinue reading “Pomegranate Pictures Attaches Hollywood Vet Sam Sako”