For decades, Jordan has served as the setting for a wide range of iconic cinema moments, supplying the desert scenery explored by actors Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole in ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ in 1962, as well as the stark, rocky terrain traversed by Matt Damon in the 2015 blockbuster, ‘The Martian’. However, the country’s own domestic film industry remains relatively young, providing opportunities to local filmmakers who are eager to make up for lost time and affirm the industry’s standing as a leader in the region.
Stepping into the Spotlight
Jordan’s reputation as a destination for television and film productions was built upon its crucial contributions to local and regional features, with Jordanian companies traditionally focusing their efforts on educational programs, historical dramas and dubbing. Meanwhile, the country’s tech-savvy population embraced digital content production, enabling Jordan to become the leading source for Arabic online content.