Another Nigerian is making us proud in the UK.
22-year-old Nigerian Filmmaker, Rashida Seriki- Balogun’s debut film has been nominated for not one, but two awards by the prestigious British Film Institute (BFI).
The former student of Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London, graduated just over a year ago.
At the young age of 22, the London based, British-Nigerian writer and director is part of a team of millennials, all under 25, who got together to create this small budget success.
Rashida’s focus on “telling stories that foreground black women and document socio-political issues and experiences from the perspective of ethnic minority people” is sure to capture the attention of many critics and industry experts at this year’s festival BFI Future Film Awards.
Titled, The Fence – a 10-minute film about friendship and the conflict of religion and sexual orientation. Rashida wrote the script in April 2017 and filming began in South London a few weeks later in May.
The Films’ two nominations – Future Film Lab Award and BFI Patrons’ New Talent Award is an indication of what some have predicted as a breakout year for the young director.
The Fence is currently doing the European Festival Circuit having been accepted into other film festivals.
The Fence is due for official release online in August 2018.
Rashida’s Nigerian short film, titled, Hillu, goes into production in Abuja at the end of March 2018.
We are super proud of Rashida.
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