Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 2017
Pays concerné : Nigeria
Durée : 99 minutes
Genre : comédie dramatique
Type : fiction


Cadre supérieur, enseignant au chômage, Akande, confronté aux pressions de la vie, décide de déménager de Lagos à Kaduna sans tenir compte de l’avis défavorable de sa sœur. Ses espoirs de réussite sont toutefois réduits et Akande doit prendre la décision d’apprendre à survivre à la campagne ou de retourner à Lagos, ce qui serait un échec.

Un film de Oluseyi ASURF AMUWA

Nigéria, 2017, fiction, 1h39

avec Toyin Aimakhu-Johnson, Seyilaw, Ali Nuhu, Rahama Sadau

Director | Réalisateur : Asurf Oluseyi
Pays|Country: Nigeria
Durée|Runtime: 90:00
Année|Year: 2017

Production :
Asurf Films
Phoenix Films & Media Productions

Gravel Road Distribution Group (World-wide / all media

Sortie salles (Nigéria) : 4 Août 2017

2019 | Fespaco, Burkina Faso
* Compétition Officielle – Long métrage fiction


A long-time unemployed graduate, Akande faced with life’s pressures decides to relocate to Kaduna from Lagos when an opportunity presents itself against his sister’s wishes. His expectations on the opportunity is however cut short and Akande must make a decision to either learn to survive in a faraway land or return back to Lagos a failure.

A film by Oluseyi ASURF AMUWA

Nigéria, 2017, fiction, 1h39

starring Toyin Aimakhu-Johnson, Seyilaw, Ali Nuhu

Genres: Comedy | Drama
Country: Nigeria
Language: English
Runtime: 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Camera: Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5k (Red Epic)
Plot Keywords: book | death | motivational | stereotype | african | employment | entrepreneurship | family relationships

Producer: Oluseyi Asurf
CO-PRODUCER: Judith Audu

Directed by Oluseyi Asurf
Writers: Tomi Adesina, Oluseyi Asurf, Jesurobo-Owie Gift Imafidon, Rahama Sadau

Toyin Aimakhu-Johnson
Toyin Aimakhu-Johnson… Yetunde
Seyilaw… Janto Boveh
Ali Nuhu… Waziri
Tunbosun Aiyedehin… Mrs. Adejo
Maryam Booth… Binta
Tomiwa Kukoyi… Aboki
Ibrahim Daddy… Ibrahim
Issa Bello Issa Bello… Alhaji Sule
Tubi Aiyedehin
Frank Donga

Produced by
Oluseyi Asurf… executive producer
Oluseyi Asurf… executive producer / producer
Tunde Babalola… executive producer

Music by Kentoxygen Egunjobi, Elizabeth Emoruwa, James Langley, Jae Taylor
Cinematography by Oluseyi Asurf, Funmi Daramola
Film Editing by Oluseyi Asurf
Casting By Oluseyi Asurf
Production Design by Adetunji Adeoye
Set Decoration by Joel Evans
Costume Design by Mariam Chu, Joan Gbefwi
Makeup artist: Deola Fadipe
Production Manager: Judith Audu

Assistant Director: Nadine Ibrahim
Second unit director: Uche Odoh
Supervising sound editor: James Falcon Coon
Ambient sound: Liam Dunkley, Max Timpson
Sound designer: Louis Granger
Re-recording mixer: Wilson Joel
Sound consultation: Jan Meinema
Foley artist: Felix Rayment, George Weston
Dialogue editor: Gwyd Wheeler
Camera operator: Funmi Daramola
Wardrobe: Jowy Consulting
Location Manager: Ibrahim Daddy

Music Department
Ceeza… composer: theme music
Classiq… composer: additional music
James Falcon Coon… supervising music film editor
Louis Granger… Asst. foley artist
Matthew Rothwell… ambient vocals
Harry Smith… dubbing assistant / supervising dialogue editor
Timiboi… composer: additional music
Gwyd Wheeler… dubbing mixer
Samuel Willings… ambient vocals

Pamela Adie… special thanks
Olumide Makanjuola… special thanks
Abidemi Oderinlo… very special thanks
Adetoro Suleiman… special thanks

Production :
Asurf Films
Phoenix Films & Media Productions

Gravel Road Distribution Group (World-wide / all media)

Release Date: 4 August 2017 (Nigeria) (theatrical release)

WINNER: 2017 IndieFEST Film Awards (Award of Merit: Best Film – African American)
WINNER: 2017 AFRIFF, Lagos (Best Nigerian Film)
WINNER: 2017 European Cinematography Awards (Best Nollywood Film & Best First Time Director: Oluseyi Asurf))
WINNER: 2017 Five Continents International Film Festival (Best Cinematography)
WINNER: 2017 Dodowa International Film Festival
Official Selection – 2018 Festival International du Film Pan-Africain de Cannes, France
Official Selection – 2018 Nollywood Travels Film Festival, Atlanta. Official Selection – 2018 Underground FilmFest, USA
Official Selection – 2018 Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival, Canada
Official Selection – 2018 Luxor African Film Festival, Egypt
Official Selection – 2017 International Black Film Festival, Nashville.
Official Selection – 2017 African Film Festival (AFRIFF)
Official Selection – 2017 Lake International PanAfrican Film Festival
Official Selection – 2017 Gold Movie Awards Goddess Nike
Official Selection – 2018 West African Film Festival
Official Selection – 2019 FESPACO, Ouaga
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