The quick movie which had its world premiere at the festival is Nigeria’s solely submission this 12 months.
‘Lizard’ director Akinola Davies Jr. [Instagram/@akinoladaviesjr]
Loosely based mostly on true occasions that occurred in Davies’ childhood, ‘Lizard’ follows the story of an eight-year-old woman who will get ejected from Sunday faculty service for her uncommon skill to sense hazard. It’s set in Lagos within the 90s and stars little one actor, Pamilerin Ayodeji alongside Osayi Uzamere, Charles Etubiebi and Rita Edward.
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The quick movie is co-written by Akinola Davies and Wale Davies (The Davies Brothers). Wale Davies is attention-grabbing one of many members of rap duo, Present Dem Camp. Wale additionally doubles as co-producer alongside Rachel Dargavel.
Previous to its Sundance world premiere, ‘Lizard’ was chosen to display screen on the BFI London movie pageant and the Raindance movie pageant in 2020.
Watch the trailer: