Where is Lucy?
To be found, first she has to be truly lost.
For Lucy to remember what happened to her, she must first face her fears. ‘Where is Lucy?’ is a Christmas story of a young girl searching for the truth. Tormented by her thoughts, not knowing what they mean, the more she understands the more scared she becomes. She can’t accept that a horrific car crash has separated her from her family. She follows her memories, guided by a tiny angel. Little does Lucy know she must be truly lost in order to be found.
Salma is a young and critically acclaimed Syrian filmmaker, who grew up in Washington DC and attended New York Film Academy. One of her first student works won at Cannes Short Film Festival and her career hasn’t looked back since. She holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Damascus and a Bachelor’s in Directing from the School of Audio Engineering in Dubai.
Eva’s roles have included campaigns for Dubai Tourism, Amazon, and Medcare Hospitals. She hosts her own talk show on OSN, The BUZZ with Eva, now in Season Two. The global Premiere programme selected Eva from 75,000 children around the world to audition in Orlando. She won two Top Performer awards and subsequently played in the US movie adaptation of the popular American television series, Go Iguanas!
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During lockdown in Syria, director Salma Azzam had been working on a new script idea. Around the same time, Eva Petersson reached out to her to appear on The BUZZ with Eva, her OSN talk show, as part of a feature on women in film in the Middle East. The two hit it off, and Salma subsequently asked Eva to audition for the role of Lucy.
From the very first rehearsals, Eva understood Salma’s vision for the character. She brought a raw emotionality to Lucy’s portrayal. Despite challenging Covid restrictions and production delays, the movie was shot and produced between March and May of 2021. Dubai locations included Riverland at Dubai Parks and Resorts and Bellaroma Hospital.