Lizard
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    Lizard

    Directed by

    United Kingdom, Nigeria

    2020

    18 min

    • English

    Drama

    An 8-year-old girl with an ability to sense danger gets ejected from Sunday school service. She unwittingly witnesses the underbelly in and around a Mega Church in Lagos.

    Awards

    • Short Film Grand Jury Prize - Sundance FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Pamilerin Ayodeji
    Osayi Uzamere
    Rita Edward
    Charles Etubiebi
    Screenplay
    The Davies Brothers
    Cinematography
    Shabier Kirchner
    Editing
    Kit Jennings
    Music
    Tim DeWit
    CJ Mirra
    Sales
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    Akinola Davies

    Akinola Davies

    Akinola Ogunmade-Davies Jr is a multi-disciplined filmmaker, writer & video artist. His work is situated between West Africa and the UK as he identifies as a member of the global diaspora who is situated within the margins of being part of both worlds. Akinola tries to delicately navigate the collision of both colonial and imperial tradition and whilst advocating a return to indigenous narratives. He explores themes of community, race, spirituality, identity and gender, telling the stories that bridge the gap between traditional and millennial communities. These themes come with a duality: that of necessity and urgency in regards to the medium of storytelling. There is a large emphasis on a necessity for clear intention in concepts and a willingness to experiment with form: the preparation and meticulous research for his films assume a central role and are critical to his image manufacturing. He draws from aspects of collective, individual memory and lived experience. His short film LIZARD (2020) was selected for Sundance FF.