February 2019

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Film Festival Campaign for The House Invictus

Video ThumbnailTHE DARKNESS IS HERE!!

The House Invictus is a psychological thriller that examines the shared history of black folk in America, both modern, and past. Blood, chaos, upheaval, sex and religion and it's cultural fall out blended with the psychology of race, masculinity and the power of brotherhood.

WHO IS THE DARKNESS? WHAT IS THE DARKNESS? WHERE IS THE DARKNESS?

Find out very soon!

Written and Directed by Uche Aguh
Starring: Jarius Sowells, Kayode Akinyemi, Vincent Ramirez, Thiree Pinnock, Julian Horton, Obum Nwankwo and J. Shawn Durham as 'Daddy G'

Production Company: 55Media
Director of Photography: Dennis Schmitz
Assistant Director: Ukairo U. Ukairo

Shot on the Panasonic GH5 using V-Log L. Internal 150mbps 10 bit codec.
Additional shots using DJI Phantom 4 Pro and GoPro 6.

Grading in Davinci Resolve using an ACES workflow without any luts.

For more information visit:
Website: www.55media.net
IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt7928156
Instagram: www.instagram.com/55media
Twitter: www.twitter.com/55mediafilms
Facebook: www.facebook.com/55mediafilms

The House Invictus

Ten young Black men embark on what appears to be a macabre initiation into a Fraternal Brotherhood. (Read: The United States America)

 

 

Help us complete festival submissions for The House Invictus.

The Project

  • The House Invictus is a feature film written and directed by Uche Aguh, which was filmed on location in Palmetto Georgia, in 2018. The film features Jarius Sowells, Kayode Akinyemi, Vincent Ramirez, Thiree Pinnock, J Shawn Durham and a host of many other talented actors.

  • The film was shot in a span of 14 days on a super micro budget, and minimal crew. It was a huge undertaking, but we managed to see it through. The cinematography was engineered by Dennis Schmitz, while Ukairo U. Ukairo, handled the post of Assistant Director. These two were very instrumental in the construction of this film.
  • The film focuses on a house, which initially presents as a sort of Fraternity house. But, as we dig deeper, we realize it is in fact, an old slave plantation house which was burnt many years past by its slave owner. The many men we find in the House are reincarnated souls of slaves who are perpetually stuck in this maze. Their perpetual enslavement in this archaic yet modern world, reflects the psychological trauma black men and people face in real life every day.

We need your support!

Over the next couple of months, we will be applying to various film festivals all throughout the world and we are in dire need of financial support to be able to complete our submissions. We’ve just received our very first festival acceptance at The People’s Film Festival which takes place in Harlem.

We are applying to a number of festivals among which include:
    • Festival De Cannes (Cannes Film Festival)
    • American Black Film Festival
    • Cyprus International Film Festival
    • Austin Film Festival
    • Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • We are attempting to raise $5,000 to cover all of our submission fees along with travel and lodging.
  • Please donate whatever amount you can. With gratitude we accept each donation, and cannot wait to share this film with you and the rest of the world.

 

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