Nigerian short feature film, titled ‘Stupid Finder’, has been making waves in the movie space since it was premiered at the 2022 EbonyLife Creative Academy graduation ceremony which held on Friday.
The movie was given scrolls of awards such as best picture, best screenplay, best director, and best male lead actor. Others are, movie best editing, best costume design, best art director, and best final mix.
The Story which was written by Hope Matthew and Directed by Dotun Ololade and Sylvester Ahonsi comes the short film, Stupid Finder, talking about brotherhood and new path discovery.
Stupid Finder is a very direct short film that explores how the Nigerians that don’t have survive and the chances in carving a path out of life. The short film was released on Friday, May 5th on Ebony life creative academy platform on YouTube.
The goal of this short film is mainly to let people of low classes know that they can amount to whatever it is that they work towards. The short film also explores the depth of love that comes with brotherhood despite differences and diverse views and thinking.
The co-director, Dotun Ololade, spoke on the purpose of the film and said that:
“What we did with Stupid Finder is simple; we used storytelling to engage the Nigerian communities on compex social issues, in a way that is relatable and make sense of the issues we are addressing.
“It is an incredible honour to be part of this production and I am so humbled by the opportunity to direct this amazing project and work with the cast and crew.”
The movie which was produced by Eric Nwanso, Lawrence Iweriebor, Imoh Eboh and Stephanie Ugbeye, takes cue from things happening around various rural communities and areas in Lagos, Nigeria.
One of the Producers of the film, Eric Nwanso, said,
“As storytellers from Nigeria who have always tried to show the lives and challenges of the lower social class, Stupid Finder puts a unique narrative around the nature of truth in their world. As Leonard Cohen put it, ‘there are cracks in everything — that’s how the light gets in.”
The short film is available to watch on the video on demand platform, Youtube at https://youtu.be/IjlRjfn_3iY.