Jordan Peele, Riz Ahmed to Executive Produce Nuhash‘s ‘Moshari’
After winning multiple international awards, Nuhash Humayun's horror short "Moshari" is all set to be produced by Jordan Peele and Riz Ahmed, according to Variety.
Peele, who won three Oscars (including best director for "Get Out") and the best picture award for "BlacKkKlansman," will produce the film through his company Monkeypaw Productions.
Riz Ahmed, who has previously received an Oscar nomination for his performance in "Sound of Metal" and an Oscar for best live-action short for his picture "The Long Goodbye," will EP (Executive Producer) through his company Left Handed Films
"Moshari" was the first film from Bangladesh to premiere in SXSW's Midnight Shorts Program and to qualify for an Oscar.
It follows sisters Apu (Sunerah Binte Kamal) and Ayra (Nairah Onora Saif), who seek shelter inside archaic mosquito nets—the only way to survive against bloodthirsty monsters—if they can first survive each other.
Win Rosenfeld, the president of Monkeypaw, Dana Gills, the SVP of development and production, as well as Allie Moore, the SVP and head of television at Left Handed Films, join Peele and Ahmed as EPs on the project
"'Moshari' is a unique horror short in that it's profoundly visual and emotionally powerful from the first frame," said Rosenfeld and Gills.
"We were floored by Nuhash's riveting film that evokes our subconscious fears, from the childhood monster under the bed to an apocalyptic future. He weaves together jump scares and an emotional survival story of two young sisters, confronting colonialism and climate change in the process. We're thrilled to join Nuhash's team and help share this story," said Ahmed and Moore.