I made this promotional clip as a support for the maiden edition of the Africa International Filom Festival AFRIFF in 2010.
Later in November 2018, I refurbished it for them wnd it was a joy to see this on the huge stage as a backdrop during the Globe Awards
BACK STORY | A CRAZY STORY:
On 6th of March 2010, “Hafeez Oluwa”, a then medical student and a poet who just connected with me on Facebook approached me a plea. He had written a piece for the International women’s day and wanted it animated so he could present it at the celebration on the 8th in his university.
I could not say no!
That was how I anmated for 16 hours nonstop to upload, with enough buffer time for download as the Nigerian internet was still in the stone age those days.
Hafeez and I have worked together ever since then.
Fast forward to 2016, This piece got STOLEN by the Africa Movie Channel and got broadcast in their Pay TV without my consent or notification. The case is still pending!
Au beau milieu de la lourde famine et la détresse qui sont tombés sur sa communauté isolée, un fermier ose
implorer les cieux pour de l’aide, mais ce qu’il reçoit est loin de ce qu’il attendait.
Format: Digi BETA, Beta SP, MiniDV, DVD, Digital Files
Length: 06:00 Mins
Technique: 2D Computer Animation
Countries of Production: Nigeria / Germany/
Year of Production: 2010
MAIN CREDIT LIST
Script: Hafeez Oluwa
Director: Ebele Okoye
Musician: Davide A. Bianchini
Sound Design: Ebele Okoye
Animation: Ebele Okoye
Producer: Shrinkfish Ltd.. Nigeria
Co producer: Ebele Okoye
SCREENINGS/AWARDS /Stand June 30 2011
‐ 2é Fórum De Cinema De Curta Metragem, Kugoma, Mozambique, June 2011
‐ International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart 2011 (Progrmme: African Animation)
‐ Affrika Film Festival, Leuven, Belgium, April 2011
‐ CinemAfrica Stockholm Sweden, March 2011
‐ Be There! Corfu Animation Festival, Greece, 2011
‐ Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Gympie, Australia 2011
‐ 9th Festival of Animation Film Olomouc ,Dec 2010
‐ 22 Festival de Cortometrajes de Aguilar de Campoo, Spain, Dec 2010
‐ Animae Caribe Animation & Media Festival Trinidad, Nov 2010 / Most Outstanding Animation
‐ Ourense Intenational Film Festival, Spain Oct 2010
‐ Silicon Valley African Film Festival, California 2010, Oct / Best Animation Film
‐ Africa In Motion Film Festival Edinburgh UK, Oct 2010
‐ Capalbio Cinema Rome Italy, Oct 2010
‐ ANIMAFRIK Animaton Festival Accra Ghana, Aug. 2010 (World premiere) / Best African Diaspora Animation