After an exciting opening at the last Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), New York-based filmmaker, Abbesi Akhamie’s acclaimed short film, ‘Still Water Runs Deep’, will return home for its African premiere at this year’s Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).
Produced by Melissa Adeyemo, an MBA graduate of New York University, who will be attending the festival, the film tells the intimate story of a stern father, whose concealed emotions begin to stir when faced with the portent of a missing son. Veteran theater and film actor, Toyin Oshinaike, leads an all-star cast that includes Rita Edward and Yemi Adebiyi.
The film’s World Premiere a TIFF received a warm reception, where it opened to two full-house screenings.
‘Still Water Runs Deep’ was written and directed by Abbesi, a recent New York University MFA graduate. The Nigerian-American duo are truly excited about presenting the film to Nigerian audience.
As AFRIFF opens this Sunday, Melissa will lead the cast for the film’s first screening on Monday, October 30 at 2:30 PM at the Genesis Cinema, Palms Mall, Lekki, Lagos.
An additional screening, she says is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30 PM at the same venue.
The film is in competition at the festival for Best Student Short.
Toyin Oshinaike relays a preview of the Nigerian film in this exciting trailer which is currently running on YouTube.
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