Abessi Akhamie, Melissa Adeyemo and Lala Akindoju teamed up for “Still Water Runs Deep,” a Nollywood short film which is set to premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Written and directed by NYU Tisch Graduate student Abbesi Akhamie, the short film tells the story of a father who must withstand his emotions and preserve his pride when his estranged son goes missing.
Shot in Afowa-Uzairue, Edo State in the southwest region of Nigeria, the film had Lala Akindoju on board as the casting director and co-producer.
Lala Akindoju, who works as casting director and co producer, brings in veteran theatre and film actor Toyin Oshinaike, alongside Rita Edward and Yemi Adebiyi.
Premiering as part of the official selection, the film intends to bring to light the difficulty honest and hardworking men face while trying to raise their children.
In 2016, “Okafor’s Law,” which features Akindoju screened at the festival as part of its City to City spotlight.