Internationally-renowned music icon Sami Yusuf has contributed to the score of Iranian religious movie, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Sami Yusuf, born in Iran, is one of the most loved singers as well as songwriters in the Arab world.
The British singer is known all around the world for his unique rendering style. He proclaims his genre of music as Spiritique.
Directed by Iran’s Oscar nominated filmmaker, Majid Majidi, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is one of the great cinematic projects. The production of the film has lasted four years.
While the main parts of the film were shot in Iran, Majidi along with his team traveled to Africa and shot few sections of the project in the city of Bela-Bela in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.
The movie focuses on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s life from childhood until prophethood. The first draft of the screenplay was co-authored by Majidi and Iranian filmmaker and screenwriter, Kambuzia Partovi.
American filmmaker and Hollywood visual effects supervisor, Scott E. Anderson, along with several other renowned cineastes contributed to Majidi’s cinematic rendition.
Three-time Academy Award winning Italian cameraman, Vittorio Storaro, also collaborated with Majidi in his recent screen creation.
Storaro, who has great projects such as Apocalypse Now, Reds and The Last Emperor on his track records, visited Iran last year and met with the Iranian cast and crew.
The cast members were selected under the supervision of Majidi and Italian makeup artist Giannetto De Rossi, who collaborated in the grand project.
Historical documents and facts have been compiled with the help of scholars, historians and clerics from different countries including Iran, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria for over a year.
Produced by Mohammad Mehdi Heidarian, the film is set to be released in Persian, Arabic and English in 2015.