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This feature length film is the first feature from the 55Media team- A Dennis and Uche Picture. Starring Rizelle Januk, and Uche Aguh. Written and directed by Uche Aguh, with cinematography by Dennis Schmitz.

The film follows the journey of two individuals- Kunle, a Manic-depressive film student who finds himself in a rehab ward, and Lola, a Psychiatrist Intern in training. Their worlds collide as they go on a journey of self-discovery, love, and self-therapy.

While this is only a concept trailer, the film is currently undergoing pre-production in the Austin, Texas area and is in need of serious help and support to get the full film made.

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Media coverage:

https://shadowandact.com/view-the-concept-trailer-for-indie-feature-the-beautiful-ones-are-all-mad

Watch The Whimsical Trailer For Uche Aguh’s ‘The Beautiful Ones Are All Mad’

http://afropunk.com/2017/07/nigerian-american-filmmaker-explores-healing-and-self-discovery/?xg_source=activity

Watch The Whimsical Trailer For Uche Aguh’s ‘The Beautiful Ones Are All Mad’

Americanah – Full Concept Film [Update]

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**Disclaimer** (This is not meant to be a real film)

This is merely a series of scenes chosen from the brilliant book, Americanah which was written by the incomparable Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. These scenes are a part of a concept package/pitch for the producers behind the screen adaptation of this book.

Scenes:
1: Lagos, Nigeria ~1995- Ifemelu and Obinze meet at a school party in Lagos. They fall madly in love immediately afterwards.

2. Princeton, New Jersey ~2009- After many years of living in America, Ifemelu finds herself unsettled in her new life and in her relationship with the college professor, Blaine. She must find a way to resolve this issue.

3. Lagos, Nigeria ~ 2010- Now back in Lagos after fifteen or so years apart, Ifemelu and Obinze rekindle their love. But the newness in both their lives, will only prove difficult to their undeniable love.

4. Lagos, Nigeria ~ 2010- Chanced with the rare opportunity of falling back in love with the woman he never fell out of love with, Obinze must take matters into his hands as he plans to move forward with Ifemelu.

These scenes were adapted (written and directed) for screen by Uche Aguh, and produced by 55Media.

Americanah tells the tale of a young love torn apart by the perils of migration and the constant search for greener pastures. It is a deeply moving and profound story that challenges the idea of race, class, nationality, and socio-economic status. For its protagonist, Adichie, has written a marvelous character in Ifemelu- A young girl, brilliant and unapologetic, uprooted from her home in Lagos, Nigeria and transplanted, in North America. Her identity becomes questionable, when she realizes suddenly that she now bears the label of a Black-American.

This concept package is a direct pitch to the producers (Plan B, Lupita Nyong’o, Potboiler) of the feature film currently in development, for consideration in the areas of writing and directing (Uche Aguh) and cinematography (Dennis Schmitz) as well as the featured actors involved in the production.

This concept was shot over a period of seven days, on location in London, on no budget.

Cast:
Isio Esiekpe- Ifemelu
Damola Adelaja- Obinze
Jamila Wingett- Kosi
Uche Aguh- Blaine
Freddie Scobey- Curt
Winston Sarpong- Kayode
Daniel Annoh- Dike (Teenage)
Jinmi Onabolu- Dike (Child)
Fatima Hernandez- Ginika

Cinematography: Dennis Schmitz
Editing: Dennis Schmitz and Uche Aguh
Music arrangement: Uche Aguh
Music composition:
– Toni Braxton: Another love song
– Junior Mafia: Get Money
– Onyeka Owenu: Iyogogo
– Rihanna: Unfaithful
– Nina Simone: Black is the color of my true love
– Chopin- Prelude in E-Minor (op. 28 no.4)

Thanks to cast and crew involved!

[Update]
Media coverage:
The Huffington Post
Bella Naija

Americanah – Concept Trailer

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Three vast continents, two revolutionary lovers, one epic story.

Based on the award winning novel, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, this is Americanah- A magnificient story adapted and directed for the screen by Uche Aguh, and produced by 55Media.

Americanah tells the tale of a young love torn apart by the perils of migration and the constant search for greener pastures. It is a deeply moving and profound story that challenges the idea of race, class, nationality, and socio-economic status. For its protagonist, Adichie, has written a marvelous character in Ifemelu- A young girl, brilliant and unapologetic, uprooted from her home in Lagos, Nigeria and transplanted, in North America. Her identity becomes questionable, when she realizes suddenly that she now bears the label of a Black-American.

This concept trailer is a direct pitch to the producers (Plan B, Lupita Nyong’o, Potboiler) of the feature film currently in development, for consideration in the areas of writing and directing (Uche Aguh) and cinematography (Dennis Schmitz) as well as the featured actors involved in the production.

This concept was shot over a period of seven days, on location in London, with an exact budget of $0.00.

Cast:
Isio Esiekpe- Ifemelu
Damola Adelaja- Obinze
Jamila Wingett- Kosi
Uche Aguh- Blaine
Freddie Scobey- Curt
Winston Sarpong- Kayode
Daniel Annoh- Dike (Teenage)
Jinmi Onabolu- Dike (Child)
Fatima Hernandez- Ginika

Cinematography: Dennis Schmitz
Editing: Dennis Schmitz and Uche Aguh
Music arrangement: Uche Aguh
Music composition:
– Chopin- Etude Op. 25, Nocturne No.1 Op.9
– Fela Kuti- Upside down
– Area Scatter- Uwa marala Oka Ome

Special thanks to Damola Adelaja and the Adelaja family for their contributions to this project, and Andrew Gourlay as well.

Media coverage:

Who Should Write and Direct Lupita Nyong’o’s ‘Americanah’ Film Adaptation? UK Outfit 55Media Makes Their Pitch with a Concept Trailer

FIRST LOOK: ‘Americanah’ – Isio Esiekpe, Damola Adelaja, Jamila Wingett, Uche Aguh, Freddie Scobey, Winston Sarpong, Daniel Annoh, Jinmi Onabolu & Fatima Hernandez

Watch: The Concept Trailer For Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’

Checkout The Concept Trailer For Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ by Uche Aguh


Ifemelu is Mesmerizing in Concept Trailer for Adichie’s Americanah

Watch: The Concept Trailer For Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’

Watch Chimamandah Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ Concept Trailer: Are you sold?

Sambisa – First look

Sambisa

On April, 14, 2014, two hundred and seventy three girls are captured and abducted by Boko Haram soldiers, in Chibok, located in Borno, Northern Nigeria. The girls are taken into the Sambisa Forest. Some girls escape. The majority remain in captivity.

This is a fictional account of a historical event.

It is now forty days later.

‘Sambisa’, a short film based off the Stage Play ‘Into the Sambisa’  is set in the midst of the Chibok School girl abduction scandal, which occured in Borno State, Nigeria, in 2014. The story chonicles the difficulties faced by three girls captured among the two hundred. These three girls are chosen selectively, by the faction commandant, Abubakar who brings them into his house to serve as wives and concubines. The girls are taken in by the commandant’s wife, Mariam as she teaches them what it means to become a woman. Along the way, one of the girls is married to Abdul, the young son of the commandant. The Nigerian army, now charged with the task of destroying Boko Haram, and rescuing these girls, a war breaks out in the Sambisa. The complexities of war, disorder, chaos and the arrangement of a forced abduction, marriage and abuse, confronts each of the school girls, individually as they fight to discover a way out of the Sambisa Forest; the hiding place of Boko Haram.

Cast

Shardiah Ssagala

Ejiro Okorodudu

Tomi Sunmono

Joshua Okusanya

Uche Aguh

 

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