UNSPOKEN: AN AMAZING AFRICAN SHORT FILM YOU MUST SEE! (FINALIST AT THE AFRINOLLY SHORTFILM COMPETETION)
I am hardly impressed by short films. Probably because the lot i have come across are either boring to me or not just interesting. Or maybe i have been looking the wrong places or the really good ones have not found me yet. But then i must acknowledge the people making these movies because they put in a lot of hard work to dish them out – no doubt. This particular short film caught my attention and i must salute the cast and crew for doing an amazing job. This movie projects a tremendous amount of creativity and I’m sure you will have minimal skepticism after watching it.
“Unspoken”, a short drama, written by the super talented Ola Laniyan (WRITER
Founder of the award winning publishing house URBANTOPIA BOOKS, a publishing house dedicated to publishing socially and culturally diverse books), directed and produced by Famous Sunny King (an award winning
Ninja director of shorts and promos. Founder of OAKMAN Film), is the story of two friends—Lola and Sandra and the exposure of a well kept secret that could have torn them apart but for their closely knit bond of friendship.
SYNOPSIS:Two days before lola’s wedding, Sandra the Maid of honor discovers a secret that could jeopardize the relationship between her best friend and her groom to be.
The story line is brilliantly improvised in a way that anybody can easily relate with. The story portrays the everyday reality of what happens in relationships. The story line expertly nails the hidden secrets buried beneath the guise of love and companionship. It also captures the energy of real friendship and the bruise of betrayal.
“Unspoken” had an exclusive premiere at “Last flight to Abuja” premiere. Then it was officially selected for Buff Film Festival 2012 that same year. It has also been officially selected for Cinema Africa 2013 in Sweden and 6th International Wammtu Women and Minority in Media film festival 2013.
Presently, the short film has been selected among the finalists for the ongoing AFRINOLLY SHORT-FILM COMPETITION which started November 12, 2012(currently video number 3 in the shortlist). The competition is designed to expand the conversations on issues about the African continent by Africans, and also to motivate and reward young and emerging filmmakers who exhibit exceptional narrative skills using short movies and documentary as a medium. The Public Voting Period started on February 15, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 PM on March 8(This Friday!), 2013
Personally i rate this movie high.
Watch and enjoy this amazing short film below. I think this would pass as an example of how contemporary Nigerian Movies should be shot, especially in the area of cinematography.
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