Stupid Finder, a short Nigerian film on brotherhood and new path discovery, has created a lot of buzz since its premiere at the EbonyLife Creative Academy graduation.Rick Nwanso, the Chief Executive Officer, ETH Communications, said this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.
Nwanso said that Stupid Finder, at the graduation, was awarded best picture, best screenplay, best director, best male lead actor, best editing, best costume design, art director and final mix.He said that the film was now available to watch for free on video-on-demand platforms.“Story by Hope Matthew and directed by Dotun Ololade and Sylvester Ahonsi, comes the short film, Stupid Finder, a relevant and timely short film exploring how Nigerian not-haves survive and the chances in carving a path out of life.“The short film was released on Friday, May 5th on EbonyLife creative academy platform on YouTube with a goal to inform and educate those in the lower social class.“With the aim to pursue their goals and step out of the stereotype of their present locations,” he said.
According to him, the short film also explores the depth of love that comes with brotherhood despite differences and diverse views and thinking.
He noted that the film features amazing acts from different walks of life and alumni of the EbonyLife Creative Academy including: Ezekiel Abayomi, Akorede Ajayi, Ayodeji Adejumo and Joy Obilo.
Speaking on the purpose of the film, Ololade, stated; “What we did with Stupid Finder is simple; we used storytelling to engage the Nigerian communities on complex social issues, in a way that is relatable and make sense.“I am so humbled by the opportunity to direct this amazing project and work with the cast and crew.”
Produced by Eric Nwanso, Lawrence Iweriebor, Imoh Eboh and Stephanie Ugbeye, Stupid Finder take its cue from the happenings around various rural communities and areas in Lagos, Nigeria.”One of the producers, Eric Nwanso, said storytellers from Nigeria had always tried to show lives and challenges of the lower social class.“Unlike other storytellers in Nigeria, Stupid Finder puts a unique narrative around the nature of truth in their world. “As Leonard Cohen puts it, there are cracks in everything — that’s how the light gets in,” he said. (NAN)