Nodfash excites audience with The Delivery Boy
From being selected as one of the emerging cinematographers in the world by the prestigious Berlin Festival to shooting blockbuster films such as Isoken and Kunle Afolayan’s The Bridge, and setting up Nigeria’s most internationally compliant film team T.E.F.T (The Elite Film Team), filmmaker Adekunle Adejuyigbe, popularly called Nodash, has contributed his quota towards the international perception of the Nigerian film industry.
This year, the multi-talented filmmaker took it a stride further with the release of his self-funded feature film titled The Delivery Boy.
The movie, which got rave reviews at the recently concluded 25th New York African Film Festival, shows the director has an obvious story telling gift.
In a post screening Q&A session, Nodash stated that one of the main purposes of art is to ‘tour guide’ the audience through ideas and places that they normally wouldn’t dare explore and that is one of the reasons why he felt it was important to make the movie.
The film screened to a diverse audience of film enthusiasts, international film curators, film scholars and journalists from all over the world at the Lincoln Centre in New York and they loved it so well that the festival organisers had to arrange another location to extend the question and answer session with the director after the allotted time was exhausted because the audience had so much they wanted to say and ask about the film.
The Delivery Boy, which is set to screen at the film festivals countries the world in the next few months, including, Nigeria stares Jammal Ibrahim and Jemima Osunde.
For a filmmaker with these accomplishments, Nodash is also a firm believer in giving back.
At the beginning of the year, he promised to train three complete film teams before the end of the year, sponsorship or no sponsorship.
He willingly makes time to teach upcoming filmmakers at forums such the Access Bank accelerate filmmaker project.
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