" I HAVE LEFT HOLLYWOOD, AND I'M GOING TO HALALYWOOD! "
“I've always loved movies...I love the emotion I get from good acting and a great story. I would always imagine myself relating to the good guy in whatever situation he was in. Then I remembered, “I'm Muslim”, and in every film or TV show where there are terrorists, most likely they are Muslims, from the Middle East. As a comedian I’ve been blessed to travel to the Middle East and many places around the world that are Muslim countries, like Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Malaysia, Tanzania, Zanzibar and even places highly populated by Muslims, such as Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Zimbabwe and South Africa, making people laugh and my strongest audiences were always and still are, Muslims. I wish I could bring everyone with me to these shows and events so they could experience and witness Muslims laughing and enjoying themselves, instead of believing, they’re somewhere building a bomb or looking for something to blow up or out calling people “infidels” all day.
My motive for this film, is to bring everyone with me and introduce them to the 1.6 billion Muslims around the world that no one seems to know exist, but are always seen in malls, parks, workplaces and are even your neighbors. Muslims and Islam on the big screen, is being repeticitiously told from one story line. I have a mission to tell stories by Muslims that everyone can enjoy and relate to. The World has NEVER seen films like this! In these films we are breaking barriers, demystifying Islamic perspective and busting myths that are so prevalent in popular media.
Most importantly and contrary to popular belief, Muslims believe that David, Moses, Jesus and Muhammed were all Messengers of GOD that shared the same message of love, respect, honor and dignity for each other, and all walks of life. It's time for that to be seen, on the BIG SCREEN, and maybe, we can help make the world a better place if we take the time to really get to know each other.” - Omar Regan (Founder of Halalywood Entertainment)
Who is Omar Regan?