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Watch Now! Ghanaian-British Filmmaker Julius Amedume's Buzzworthy Short Film "Mr. Graham"

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by Cynthia Reid
November 7, 2011 10:16 PM
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Here's a short film brought to our attention, courtesy of S&A reader Emmanuel Tetteh, that seems to be getting a lot of buzz lately.

Titled Mr. Graham, it's by Ghanaian-British filmmaker Julius Amedume and tackles controversial subject matter in a very subtle, yet very effective, way. The film stars Alexis Rodney, Danny Bedford, Fabrizo Santino, Caroline Lazarus, Nakeba Buchanan, Ani St-Aimie, Mehmet Abdi, Natalie Lesser and Jake Hughson. Amedume is no stranger to the film world having received film festival acclaim for a few of his short films including Best Short Film for Precipice at this year's Pan African Film Festival and Best Feature Award at the 15th Pan African Film Festival for his 2006 film A Goat's Tail. Precipice (starring Jimmy Jean-Louis) also received a nomination for the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA), the African Oscar, and took home the Best Diaspora Short Film. It's currently being made into a feature. A brief description for Mr. Graham, courtesy of Carmen McCain from allAfrica.com, states:

Mr Graham (Alexis Rodney) remembers the legacy left by his father who “died when I was too old to forget.” As he travels home at night watching a train slither over the tracks and into the darkness, his father’s spirit blossoms and grows in him. The next day as he goes about his daily duties, he struggles with a secret obsession that threatens the life he had hoped to build.

To check out his additional short films that he's made available to the public, please go HERE.

Mr Graham from Julius Amedume on Vimeo.

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  • Carmen McCain | November 21, 2011 8:26 AMReply

    Hello, This quote I've reproduced below is taken directly from my review of Julius Amedume's short films first published in the Nigerian publication Weekly Trust on 29 October 2011.

    "Mr Graham (Alexis Rodney) remembers the legacy left by his father. As he travels home at night watching a train slither over the tracks and into the darkness, his father’s spirit blossoms and grows in him. The next day as he goes about his daily duties, he struggles with a secret obsession that threatens the life he had hoped to build."

    You can find links to the version of the article published online here:
    http://allafrica.com/stories/201111050010.html

    And a hard copy of the article here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/talatu-carmen/6337480557/in/photostream

    Please properly acknowledge your sources.

    Thank you,

    Carmen McCain
    http://carmenmccain.wordpress.com

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