Re-imagining Nigerian-British Cinema – the politics of Integration & Identity in the Diaspora – A conversation with Tomisin Adepeju & guests.

Join film-maker Tomisin Adepeju for a screening of his award winning shorts, The Good Son (2015), Marianne (2016) and his anticipated new work, Appreciation (2018). Grierson award-winning film-maker, Adeyemi Michael will also be screening his lauded short film, Entitled (2018).

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the film-makers and networking meeting afterwards.

BIOS

Tomisin Adepeju is a Nigerian-British Filmmaker based in London, England. His multi award-winning shorts, The Good Son & Super 16mm graduation film, Marianne have been selected at over 100 International film festivals, these include; Oscar-Qualifying Urbanworld Film Festival, the 25th New York African Film Festival, Smalls Film Festival & Triforce Film Festival. Both shorts have also screened at several prestigious institutions including: Cinematheque Suisse, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the British Film Institute & BAFTA.

His new short film, The Right Choice had its World Premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, it was also selected to screen as part of Sundance London in June. The film recently screened at the Oscar-Qualifying; Pan African Film Festival in LA , Cleveland International Film Festival & HollyShorts Film Festival.

Tomisin is a 2018 Edinburgh Talent Lab alumnus, he has just completed a new short called OIL and is on post-production on another, Appreciation. He is also currently developing his debut feature, an adaptation of his short, The Good Son.

Adeyemi Michael is a Grierson and Al Jazeera New Horizon award-winning filmmaker/artist. An MA Directing graduate from the NFTS; he was made a Broadcast Hotshot in 2014 his breakout film Sodiq gained several accolades including premiering at Sheffield Doc Fest along with nominations from the IDA (US) to RTS (UK) awards.

Having worked with BAFTA Award winning companies he has made films for the likes of the BBC, Channel 4 and other major broadcasters as well as independently. Adeyemi worked on the BAFTA nominated ‘The Hard Stop’ a feature length documentary funded by the BFI, The Bertha Foundation and The Sundance Institute.

Adeyemi is a Hot Doc’s Blue Ice Group fellow and Durban Film Mart alumni in support of his feature length documentary, At Dawn, currently in production. He has also recently directed BBC1 Panorama: Murder On the Streets. His latest short film Entitled was officially selected for BFI London Film Festival (2018).

SHORT FILMS

THE GOOD SON (2015) Tomisin Adepeju

A young Nigerian man is forced to address a secret he has harboured from his parents during a traditional, family gathering.
TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/134826692

MARIANNE (2016) dir Tomisin Adepeju

A young Nigerian man travels to a remote, African pentecostal church with his ailing wife. TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/160318009

APPRECIATION (2018) dir Tomisin Adepeju

An African Pentecostal Pastor questions everything she believes after a life-changing event. TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/279164193

ENTITLED (2018) dir Adeyemi Michael

What does the immigrant fantasy feel like? Adeyemi Michael reimagines his mother’s idea of moving from Nigeria to Peckham in Entitled, a short film about leaving your country of origin. Riding a horse dressed in traditional Yoruba ceremonial wear, Abosede Afolashade, a first generation immigrant, takes to the streets of Peckham. TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/279164193