After an exciting opening at the last Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), New York-based filmmakers, Melissa Adeyemo and Abbesi Akhamie, are proud to announce that their latest short film, ‘Still Water Runs Deep’, will be having its African premiere at this year’s Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).
The film tells the intimate story of a stern father, whose concealed emotions begin to stir when faced with the portent of a missing son. Veteran theatre and film actor, Toyin Oshinaike, leads an all-star cast that includes Rita Edward and Yemi Adebiyi.
The film’s World Premiere at TIFF received a warm reception, where it opened to two full-house screenings.
‘Still Water Runs Deep’ was written and directed by recent New York University MFA graduate, Abbesi Akhamie and produced by Melissa Adeyemo. The duo are truly excited about presenting the film to Nigerian audiences.
As AFRIFF opened this Sunday, Melissa will be in attendance along with the cast for the film’s first screening on Monday, October 30 at 2:30 PM at the Genesis Cinema, Palms Mall, Lekki, Lagos.
An additional screening is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30 pm at the same venue.
The film is in competition at the festival for Best Student Short. Toyin Oshinaike relays a preview of the Nigerian film in this trailer.