Another Short Shout! before the work day ends... does it ever even end?
It's the second short film that we've featured from young black British filmmaker Julius Amedume (photo left); so clearly, we think he's a filmmaker that you should probably be paying attention to, as he continues to build on his growing oeuvre of work, which comprises of 7 short films since 2002, and 1 ultra-low-budget feature film in 2006 called A Goat's Tale (shot in Ghana, where he's originally from, as well as London, where he's currently based). Unfortunately, it's not a feature that's readily accessible here in the USA. It did play the international film festival circuit for a bit, and picked up a few awards.
But some of Amedume's short work can be viewed via his Vimeo page, which is where we've lifted both short films of his that we've featured on S&A.
Below, check out the 25-minute crime drama titled Precipice, which stars Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis.
The synopsis reads:
It's the evening before Jasper Morgan's financial wrong doings become public and his co-conspirators are unsure if Jasper will talk or take the fall. So they fly in Roman, a 'fixer' who is hoping that this will be his last ever job. What should be a straightforward pick-up and drop-off for Roman is not as Roman's unsuspecting target Jasper needs to make one last stop along the way.
Jimmy Jean-Louis plays Roman, and Martin Turner co-stars as Jasper Morgan.
Director Amedume made the film while at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the UK.