MOVIES

SHADOW  MAN


A modern day film noir set in London. Newly arrived in the UK, a young African man's attempts to become British takes an unexpected turn. Starring BAFTA nominated actress Kierston Wareing, newcomer Emeka Sesay and comedic actor Robbie Gee.


NORMAL


young Jane sneaks a mouthful of forbidden food with devastating consequences. An insightful exploration of family life. (9 mins)  Watch this movie  by tapping on  link.


WINKING MAN ROCK


Two rival, teenaged boys  lost in the wilds of the Peak District, are forced to put their hatred aside in order to survive. A short film we produced for the UK Film Council, Arts Council Of England  and B3 Media. (17 mins) Watch this movie by tapping on link.

THE TROUSSEAU


An urban British woman attends the funeral of her estranged mother in rural Africa. (17 mins) Watch this movie  by tapping the link.


BURQA


Music video exploring the misrepresentation of women in the media and society. (1 min)  Watch this video by tapping on  link.



CHILD  SLAVERY  WITH  RAGEH  OMAAR


Feature length documentary, in which rageh Omaar examines modern child slavery in different parts of the world. (129 mins)


FEATURE PROJECTS 

THE TEAM


Writer/Director - Afia Nkrumah

Cinematographer- Robin Whenary

Production Designer- Simon Daw

Exec Producer- Nikki Parrott


MOTHERS' BURDEN is a modern day psychological drama that takes place during  the  vibrant rituals s of an  Ghanaian  funeral.  Inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet,  it tells the story of Yaa, a young bereaved  heiress, who returns to her home town for her mothers's funeral. Yaa wants to take her  mother's place as head of the family, despite the  resistance and interferance of the rest of  her family.

Caught in a  net of family secrets  and mendacious relatives at war with each other,  Yaa is tested in every way as she   navigates through bereavement and finding her new place in the family.      Mothers' Burden is an  intense and humorous    story of loss,   betrayal,   and  family expectations.

Mothers' Burden has been commissioned as a play by Trestle Arts/Pursued by a Bear Theatre Company. Mothers' Burden is having a rehearsed reading at the Arcola Theatre  in London on    21st May 2018 as part of the Foundry Theatre Festival.   




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PALETTE

WINFALL


WINDFALL- A west African social satire, about Abena who is recently widowed at age thirty-three.  Illiterate with three kids, she wants to hang onto the small spit of land that her husband bequeathed her, despite his family, the authorities and a mining company's attempts to prise it from her.


Dealing with sabotage and accusations of witchcraft,  Abena loses favour with neighbours and friends as financial and social pressures mounts on her family. When the local water is poisoned and villagers fall ill, Abena  provides her neighbours with an effective and free cure, using the plants from her land. The villagers begin to change their attitudes towards her.


Grateful for saving his child, a migrant parent in Europe sends Abena some money through Western union in the city. Abena travels to the city to retrieve the money that will save her family from financial ruin.


However, her illiteracy gets in the way of retrieving the money.  The maddening levels of bureaucracy and corruption prove very challenging for Abena, as she tenaciously gathers what she needs to fend off her in laws and greedy neighbours.


Her perseverance pays off as she retrieves the money just in time to pay for what she needs, to protect her land and to get an education for her young daughters and herself.

 
 

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