Let me write it again for someone reading my blog for the first time, I LOVE film festivals. I love watching new movies before they come out to the public, I love networking and discussing new releases with fellow filmmakers, and I particularly enjoyed RTF2019 because my new film ‘Leading Lady’ screened and so it was good to hear filmmaker’s critique it.
These are my Top 5 films that screened at RTF
So many features sets this film apart from the regular Nollywood movie. Small situations can quickly escalate leading down paths unforeseen. All I can say is be ready to RUN.
2. THE COFFIN SALES MAN
How do you advertise a business about death, to the living? When business starts to fail, a coffin salesman has to either sell his small business or increase his marketing to attract new customers. Kelechi Udegbe is brilliant in this movie, and I liked the relationship he has with his daughter who thinks she is a superhero.
3. LEADING LADY
An Actress recounts her rapid rise in the movie industry while struggling with the pressures of fame. This one is a cautionary tale told with the most beautiful picture. I should mention that I was nominated Best Actress for Leading Lady at The African Film Festival in Dallas. Texas. I am very proud of Leading Lady.
The Story of Nimbe has to be told. The Family is the first learning place for a child. Parents can make or mar their children with their words or action. Good edutainment.
5. SKELEBE (ANIMATION)
What do you do when you encounter a Street Rat with a big heart and lots of swag? 3 minutes of this animation got me hooked. Am looking forward to the full length feature.
There you have it. My Top 5 at RTF. If you attended RTF2019, please comment your best films that screened.
I hope you enjoy seeing this movies when they come to cinemas near you.