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Veteran Nigerian Filmmaker Tunde Kelani Takes To Indiegogo To Raise 'Dazzling Mirage' Completion Funds

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 25, 2013 at 4:44PM

Veteran Nigerian Filmmaker Tunde Kelani Takes To Indiegogo To Raise 'Dazzling Mirage' Completion Funds
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Dazzling Mirage Cast

Nigerian director Tunde Kelani has launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to raise $20,000 to complete his latest work, an adaptation of author Olayinka Abimbola Egbokhare's Dazzling Mirage.

The novel's story revolves around a female sickle cell carrier and the seemingly endless flow of problems that complicate her life as a result. 

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Betrayal, loyalty, love, travails, and triumphs against the physical pains, emotional trauma are experienced in the life of the sufferer as she forges ahead in the quest to be self fulfilled. It also unveils and challenges certain myths around about sickle cell sufferers.

Director Kelani added this in a statement:

‘’Even then it is an interesting love story, because all of us are connected directly or indirectly to the sufferers of this ailment. I’m intrigued by the writer’s approach to weave a love story with it and that to me, it is an attraction. I have also had personal relationship with sufferers of this ailment and I consider it my responsibility to bring their story to fore.’’

Fellow Nigerian filmmaker - and actor - Kunle Afolayan, stars in the Dazzling Mirage alongside Kemi Lala AkindojuTaiwo Ajai Lycett, Yomi Fash Lanso, Bimbo ManuelAyo Badmus, and Tosin Bucknor.

Kelani commissioned award-winning London-based Nigerian screenwriter Ade Solanke to adapt the book. Solanke's resume is quite impressive, so this should be a very well-written work.

Production on Dazzling Mirage is currently underway, and Kelani hopes to raise $20,000 in completion funds.

Here's more on that:

As “Dazzling Mirage” is set to hit theaters in a couple of months, the Director and Producer Tunde Kelani has revealed that the production is just over halfway through with principal photography and filming. The dedicated production crew has been hard at work with over 170 slates of filming to their credit. There are still many more characters and scenarios to shoot, which means production of Dazzling Mirage is not even yet on the home stretch. The finishing funds will be used to complete the remaining 25% principal photography temporarily suspended and also launch us into post-production. Please take your support of TK and this cause to the next level by contributing to the production of the movie, or raise your organization’s CSR profile by contributing towards the dazzling mirage movie and movement. Your funds will help build awareness for the Sickle Cell Disease. Check out our Dazzling perks - we can't make this film without you!

Kelani's last film, MAAMi played on the international film festival circuit, and opened in Nigeria last year. It's now available on VOD/Digital so more of us around the world can see it.

To contribute to the Dazzling Mirage campaign, click HERE to do so, or within the Indiegogo widget below.

First, here's the video pitch:


And here's the Indiegogo widget:


Below you'll find an early promo poster for Dazzling Mirage:

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