Part of the Story for the Gods Shorts programme
Saturday 31 October | 14:30 | BFI Southbank, NFT2BOOK NOW
Dir. Mike Omonua. Nigeria. 2018. 5 mins.
A young lady envisions a transhuman, digitally controlled life.
The Story for the Gods Shorts programme
From an exploration of digital love to the loss of religion, this selection of short narratives presents a vibrant West African perspective on the human experience.
BEYOND NOLLYWOOD is a term coined by the Curator and Author Nadia Denton to describe new wave audio-visual content from Nigeria such as short films, art house, animation, documentary, experimental and music videos. BEYOND NOLLYWOOD is a concept, curated event and collective of filmmakers.
Michael Omonua is a film director and screenwriter based in Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated from the film school UCA, Farnham and has since gone on to complete over ten short films and a feature film screened at a number of film festivals including International film festival Rotterdam, London Short Film Festival, Encounters, and The Africa International Film festival. Omonua served as Director of Photography on Abba T. Makama’s feature ‘The Lost Okoroshi’ Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2019, World Premiere). Michael Omonua’s Debut feature ‘The Man Who Cuts Tattoos had it’s world premiere at BFI’s London Film Festival 2019 .