The year ahead for 55Media: We are now in the final stages of Post production (Sound design and Sound mastering) on a catalogue of independent and unique short films all centered on Black women. Please make a donation to help!
Last year, the 55Media team (Uche Aguh and Dennis Schmitz) wrote, directed and produced a slate of independent short films all centered on Black women and right now, we need your donation to complete these projects. Each one of these films is intrinsically different from the next, cutting across genres, themes, time periods, and style. But every single one of them tells a captivating and unique story.
These projects, while minuscule in budget and scale, are powerful and dynamic stories that showcase beauty, strife, grief, loss and strength. These stories deserve a fighting chance.
These films, now in their final stages of Post-Production are in desperate need of a sound design, sound mastering and sound scoring.
Your donation will go a long way in finalizing these short films and showcasing the incredible talents of every single member on cast and crew that went above and beyond to create these stories.
Please make a donation below! (If you do not wish to log in to Paypal to make your donation please select the donate with credit card option)
THE PROJECTS (Use the hyperlink on the film titles to watch short clips of the films)
QUEEN– An Afro-juju, Old-Nollywood throwback is a dark thriller that introduces us to Nkem, a well meaning Nigerian immigrant woman, pregnant with twins for husband, Ozi. The two of them, loving and seemingly a normal couple, discover disturbing secrets about one another as supernatural forces abound, threaten both their marriage and the life of their babies.
In THE KIDS ARE NOT ALL RIGHT, a Comedy, four high-society Accra women all in different stations in their respective lives are called in for an impromptu meeting on a Wednesday afternoon by the School Headmistress after their children have been up to no good. Comedic wahala ensues as the women confront their insecurities, their fears and as hidden secrets of their personal lives are exposed.
DYNAMITE, is a Drama with Musical elements set in Accra co produced by FizzyKPictures. A bonafide Songstress/Superstar- Kiki (a la Tiwa Savage but sultry and soulful) managed by her controlling and strong-willed husband Mark, is set to release her newest album. A replacement Bassist comes in for a rehearsal and immediately, sparks fly. Kiki is forced to make a difficult decision, when she finds her self head over hills in this new affair.
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF RAHEEM BANKOLE is a gut-wrenching Family Drama where an ex couple, Inaya and Abdul Bankole, learn of the confirmation of the death of their son, Raheem following his disappearance for two weeks. The former couple must break down and confront the traumas of their past relationship as they both struggle to cope with the loss of their only child.
WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE TO 55MEDIA?
This ambitious feat is not a cheap one, and this is why we are asking for your continued donation to make it possible. We are 85% concluded with the post-production of these films (Picture edit, Color, VFX, graphics) but now we need to complete the sound mastering and design of these films which requires extra funds. By making a donation today, you would be enabling us to finish these projects, with the ultimate goal of distribution and release of these films this year, 2023.
Thank you for your Donation to 55Media and your support in producing this catalog of independent Short Films.