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Charles Obi Emere's film 'Buried' set for Amazon Prime debut

The short film was the only west African film to be nominated in the Best Short film category at the 2021 AFRIFF.

Charles Obi Emere's 'Buried' short film

Trifocal Studios has marked its entry into the Nigerian film industry by releasing its very first project as an audiovisual company on Amazon Prime Video.

The Studio which was founded by Charles Obi Emere, who is notable for his experience in telling authentic African stories across film, television and online streaming platforms, and cofounded by equally experienced MultiChoice Talent Factory & New York Film Academy alum Chinyere Ohuonu, set forth to produce a short film they would term as their most ambitious project at the time.

The short film was Executive Produced by the Founding Partners, alongside rising producer Chilota Onu, and former Accelerate Filmmaker Project alum Tomisin Olumuyiwa.

BURIED, which had its world premiere at the 10th edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) was nominated at the best short film category of the festival.

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The short film starring Seun Ajayi, Toyin Oshinaike, Belinda Yanga-Agedah and produced by Chinyere Ohuonu follows the story of 33-year-old Ekanem who returns home after long years of estrangement from his family to perform the funeral rites of his late brother but first, he must deal with the wrath of his father and sister who never want to see him again. The film was shot by another MultiChoice Talent Factory alum Adeniyi Joseph.

Ayodele Onyekachi Banjo was Post Production Consultant via his studio The WongFaeHong Production Company, and Avanode Momoh did the music score of the trailer and film.

The founders have disclosed that Trifocal Studios has several works in different stages of development, and they can’t wait to serve them to the world in the nearest future.

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