Here is 'Lizard,' Nigeria's only submission for 2021 Sundance film festival
The short film is the only Nigerian film showcasing at the ongoing 2021 edition of the Sundance film festival.
The short film which had its world premiere at the festival is Nigeria's only submission this year.
Loosely based on true events that occurred in Davies' childhood, 'Lizard' follows the story of an eight-year-old girl who gets ejected from Sunday school service for her unusual ability to sense danger. It is set in Lagos in the 90s and stars child actor, Pamilerin Ayodeji alongside Osayi Uzamere, Charles Etubiebi and Rita Edward.
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The short film is co-written by Akinola Davies and Wale Davies (The Davies Brothers). Wale Davies is interesting one of the members of rap duo, Show Dem Camp. Wale also doubles as co-producer alongside Rachel Dargavel.
Prior to its Sundance world premiere, 'Lizard' was selected to screen at the BFI London film festival and the Raindance film festival in 2020.
Watch the trailer:
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