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After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. An irreverent and warm-hearted comedy, ALI’S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story of love and duty.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Jeffrey Walker
Osamah Sami  Andrew Knight
Sheila Jayadev  Helen Panckhurst
Executive Producers
Tony Ayres  Michael McMahon  Greg Sitch  Nina Stevenson  Ian Kirk
Nigel Westlake
Geoff Lamb
Production Designer:
Paul Heath
Osamah Sami - Don Hany - Ryan Corr - Helana Sawires
Production Completion Date
Production Company
Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd  Emerald Productions Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Madman Entertainment Pty Ltd
International Sales
Beta Cinema

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  • Development support
  • Production support
  • Marketing support

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Screen News

Netflix acquires most of world on Australian rom-com Ali’s Wedding

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights excluding China, Australia and New Zealand to the Australian rom-com Ali’s Wedding.

07 May 2018
Go to Screen International

7th AACTA Awards red carpet

The screen industry came together on 6 December to celebrate an amazing year of Aussie stories.

07 Dec 2017
By Screen Australia
Sydney Film Festival Opening Night

Ali’s Wedding: a long time coming

The star of Ali’s Wedding, Osamah Sami, and producer Sheila Jayadev talk about how this true story is connecting with Australians in a way that transcends religion or skin colour.

23 Aug 2017
By Caris Bizzaca
Ronny Chieng and Family Law break new ground