Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah: Hollywood Made our Big Dream Come True

For the 20th episode of Nayada in Hollywood, Simo Benbachir welcomed Moroccan directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who directed the third part of Bad Boys, with Will Smith in the lead role.

The two directors, who began their film careers in Belgium, spoke of their encounter with American actor Will Smith, who discovered them in Brussels when they were shooting a Belgian film based on a Romeo and Juliet-style love story. Having appreciated their work, he chose them to take care of the production of Bad boys.

The two directors did not wish to provide any further details, inviting the audience to discover this film when it was released in January and simply stating that this work, which is their first Hollywood film, was full of sensations.

It should be recalled that Adil and Bilal have already produced the Snowfall series, which addresses the scourge of drugs in the hot spots of Los Angeles and is their first dramatic series in Hollywood, knowing that, in addition, they had directed a video clip of the singer Lewis Khalifa, a work that gave them a taste for continuing in the field of music videos, especially given the fact that this experience inspired them and that it was seen by millions of people.

The two Moroccan filmmakers had previously shone brightly in Belgium, notably during the making of several films, including Black in 2015, which deals with the world of African gangsters in Brussels. Very hard made, this film opened the way for many actors and rappers. It was also presented at the Toronto Film Festival, opening the doors to Hollywood for them.

In their interview with Simo, the two filmmakers said they were able to realize their great dream of working in Hollywood, saying that it is possible to succeed in America, even if you are of Arab origin. Their own success is proof of this, adding that it cannot be easy, “you will have to work hard and suffer. But when you pursue your goal diligently, you always get there in the end.

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