by Ada Igboanugo
The private screening of Stephanie Linus’ movie “Dry” took place on Saturday at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, UK where part of the film was shot. With over 150 guests in attendance, movie enthusiasts and critics from the UK and beyond who attended the event had nothing but words of commendation and praise for Dry which received a resounding 10-minute-standing ovation from the entire audience.
The film features an array of talents such as Darwin Shaw as Dr. Alex, the legendary Liz Benson Ameye as the Matron, Bill McNamara as Dr. Brown, and Introducing Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge as Halima [the teenager who had to endure a life not designed for a child: to be married to a man who was more than four times her age], Olu Jacobs, Tijjani Faraga, Hauwa Maina, Rahama Hassan, Rekiya Attah, Hakeem Hassan and Afamefuna Klint Igwemba (aka Klint da drunk) and many Art students of Aberystwyth. The production’s creative team includes director of photography, Angel Barroeta, executive producer, Linus Idahosa, co-produced by Jane Lawalata with Akanimo Odon and Murtza Ali Ghaznavi as line producers and Chinedu Omorie as first assistant.
The film will premier in Nigeria and across Africa in the Spring of 2015.
See pictures from the event below;