PROJECT 55- Help 55Media on a new and exciting film venture, to create and produce a series of unique short films all centered on Black women in 2021 by making a donation.
Project 55 is a new film venture that will see the 55Media team write, direct and produce a series of short films in 2021 all centered on women, and we need your donation to make this happen. 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 centered on women, specifically- Black women.
After the success of our first feature film, The House Invictus which currently lives on Amazon Prime, 55Media has been searching for new and interesting ways to tell more captivating and unique stories.
What we’ve discovered is a real lack of cinematic stories that are primarily centered on, and are a driven by Black women. This is the reason we have decided to embark on this Venture- These stories are important, they are timely, and they are real.
Your donation will go a long way in realizing these short film stories and creating more representation for women.
Project 55 would give a platform to a host of deserving women, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to showcase their talents.
With each new story in these short films, the focus is primary on character arc, against the backdrop of an explosive world. Please make a donation below!
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.
AMMA– a Late 19th century, British Period Drama focuses on the Bassey family, a well to do Victorian Black Aristocrat family at the crossroads of Western European modernization and the old African traditions. The titular character Amma, on her her return back home after being away in Paris promises to bring back a beau she intends to marry. The shock of the reveal, shakes the entire family.
In THE AUDITION, a Psychological Drama, Jacqueline, a young and ambitious talented Actress lands a dream role, in a film by a prominent Director. The opportunity both dazzles and dizzies her but when she gets too close to her Director, everything is turned upside down, as she looses her sense of self, and her concept of fantasy and reality.
In AN AUGUST MEETING, a Satirical Mockumentary Drama, Rita and her son, Jamal meet her estranged baby’s father for the first time since Jamal was born. The young boy is excited to be reunited with his father, but Rita is not convinced the meeting is such a good idea when Gerald makes a case for custody of Jamal. .
A BIG NOLLYWOOD DREAM!!, is an Old-Hollywood Musical Epic set in Lagos, loud and brazen with colorful characters and bigger than life drama. A young girl, Chinasa who helps her ailing mother by selling bread on the street side is discovered by an eager young Film Assistant, after he discovers her singing. He takes her under his wing with great promise to make her into a star. Together, the two of them, must traverse through the rocky hills of the Nigerian film industry ‘Nollywood’ in order for them to achieve their dreams.
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.
In THE SILENT ONE, a gritty Martial-Arts Revenge Drama, Eniola returns to the site of her father’s grave twenty years after witnessing his death. At the site of his grave, she discovers buried messages tracing her Father to a dark underworld of powerful men. With this new found information, Eniola journeys on a quest to seek revenge for her murdered father.
WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE TO 55MEDIA?
This ambitious feat is not a cheap one, and this is why we are asking for your donation to make it possible. We have recently wrapped on Queen, the first of these short films centered on women and we are now making strides on to the next projects. The ultimate goal of this venture is to provide the World with an in depth array of what we can do at 55Media and to provide opportunity to a host of well deserving talented women. By making a donation today, you would be doing the very same.
As a supporter of #Project55 you receive an invite only access pass for two, to an exclusive red-carpet premiere event where each one one of these short films will be presented. This event will take place in Los Angeles on 5/5/2022 when, the World would perhaps be back to a little bit of normal.
Thank you for your Donation to 55Media and your support in producing these Short Films.