US producer-financier Emmett Furla Oasis Films (EFO Films) has opened an office in Dubai and will shoot two productions in the region within the next 18 months.

“It’s an honour for us to be able to have a footprint in this region, as it is rich with new film opportunities for us filmmakers. We look forward to working with local partners and being a part of the Dubai community,” said EFO Films co-CEO Randall Emmett.

EFO Films was formed by the recent merger between Emmett/Furla Films and Oasis Ventures Entertainment, part of the Oasis Ventures group of companies, with offices in Dubai, New York, Los Angeles and the Cayman Islands. The two productions that will shoot in the region have yet to be decided.

Currently, the company is in production on action thriller The Prince, starring Bruce Willis, Jason Patric and John Cusack. In 2014, EFO Films starts production on Martin Scorsese’s Silence, the movie adaption of Monopoly and horror thriller Hotel 33.