Journey to Mecca marks EDITOR JEAN-MARIE DROT's second IMAX® film for Director Bruce Neibaur for whom he edited India: Kingdom of the Tiger. He has edited seven fiction films, three feature-length television features, 28 TV series, and more than 100 documentaries.

Born near Paris where he studied photography, Drot began editing documentaries in 1968. He moved to Montreal in 1972.

Since then he has earned six Gemini nominations for best editing in both documentary and dramatic categories for such films as Who Shot My Brother?, Images of a Dictatorship, Lance et Compte Speciaux and La Misere des Riches. He won two best editing Geminis for the series Lance et Compte II and III as well as first prize at The Festival of the Arab World for Yasser Arafat.

Among his other editing credits are the prize-winning films The Ghosts of Dicken's Past, the children's film Kayla which screened at the Berlin Kinderfilmfest and Cannes, Nadia's Journey, Moshe Safdie, the Power of Architecture, René Lévesque, Héros Malgré Lui, the Emmy-award winning Cirque du Soleil: The Fire Within, Anne Hébert (1916- 2000), The Best Bad Thing and Bonjour Timothy.

Cast:

Ibn Battuta: Chems Eddine Zinoun
The Highwayman: Hassam Ghancy
Ibn Muzaffar: Nadim Sawalha
Hamza: Nabil Elouahabi

Crew:

Director/Co-Screenwriter: Bruce Neibaur
Executive Producer: Jake Eberts
Producer: Jonathan Barker
Producer: Dominic Cunningham-Reid
Producer: Taran Davies
Co-Producer: Dima Alansari
Co-Producer: Dounia Benjelloun
Co-Producer: Al-Zain Al-Sabah
Screenwriter: Tahir Shah
Screenwriter: Carl Knutson
Supervising: Producer Diane Roberts
Supervising: Producer Tony Thatcher
Line Producer: Daniel Ferguson
Director Of Photography: Matthew Williams
Production Designer: Mike Fowlie
Art Director: Philip Murphy
Editor: Jean-Marie Drot
Costume Designer: Emma Bellocq
Location Director - Mecca: Abdul Latif Salazar
Director Of Photography - Mecca: Afshin Javadi
Director Of Photography - Mecca: Ghasem Ebrahimian
Director of Photography – Mecca: Rafey Mahmood