Private Project

Mrs. Jones

An unfaithful wife is compelled to make one decision. What will she sacrifice for love? Will she sacrifice her husband, lover, or her life?

  • Orji Obiorah
    Director
    The Black Flaneaur, Whites Were Blacks, Hotel St Lucia
  • Orji Obiorah
    Writer
    The Black Flaneaur, Whites Were Blacks, Hotel St Lucia
  • Orji Obiorah
    Producer
    The Black Flaneaur, Whites Were Blacks, Hotel St Lucia
  • Cynthia Stone
    Key Cast
    Get The Sucker Back (2015)
  • Murilo Elbas
    Key Cast
    Elite Squad, Fight or Love
  • Maria Moga
    Key Cast
    The Protege
  • Orji Obiorah
    Key Cast
    Mrs. Jones, The Black Flaneaur, Whites Were Blacks, Hotel St Lucia
  • Steven Sandhu
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    Romance
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 5 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 26, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Panasonic GH4, 4K
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • N/A
Distribution Information
  • N/A
Director Biography - Orji Obiorah

Orji Obiorah.
Film Historian | Film Maker.
BA (Hons) Film & Media Studies,
York University, Toronto, Canada.

Orji Obiorah is the owner & founder of Victoria Street Studios. His research interests include: Nigerian cinema; African cinema; British cinema; Experimental and Avant-garde cinema; Fiction and Documentary film theory; the History of cinema and Media studies; American populism in film and media; Third Worldist Cinema, and New Black cinema.

His research projects are titled: The Nigerian Video-film Industry: An Evolution from Cultural Ideological State Apparatus to a Cultural Exploitation State Apparatus (2010); Black Cinema: The Emergence of Black Diasporic Film Makers (2010); The Auteur Theory: The Weapon Of Calumny For Elitist Film Critics (2011); Film Remakes: The Dialogics of the Remake (2011).

Orji Obiorah is a film: Historian; screenwriter; actor; director; editor; critic; cinematographer;and the founder/chief executive officer of Victoria Street Studios (a film production and distribution company).

His short films and art-videos include: Gone too Soon (2009); Hotel Saint Lucia (2009); An OJ Obiorah Film (2010); Home (2010); My darling Media (2010); Whites were Blacks (2011);BET (2011); The Black Flaneur (2011).

As an intellectual film maker, Orji Obiorah chose to use his ''Nigerian Expressionism'' films to inspire an intellectual debate. He also aim to use his films as a tool to expose social malaise and bias.

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Director Statement

This art-film explores the culture of marital infidelity in urban cities; and the harmony required in our racial, class, political and ideologically fragmented world of today.
''Mrs. Jones'' will propagate racial harmony amidst religious dogmata.

Popular religious dogma will be dissected. To some extent, racism is blatantly propagated through religion. The ''White colored Angel Michael & Black colored Devil'' postulation, is reviewed through a nonconformist prism.

Marital infidelity will be highlighted. Are humans monogamous, or polygamous by nature? Are humans compelled to practice monogamy due to the fact they we want to ''look normal''?

The subtext of this art-film will be the support of ''the uncanny.'' I intend to support the so called ‘’abominable acts’’- like interracial marriage & swing lifestyle- which is rebuked in many parts of our racially, religiously, and ideologically bigoted societies.

OBJECTIVE:
My aim is to make a film which can be described as an intellectual art-film, which inspired an intellectual debate.
I intend to use this art-film to highlight the ''unsayable''- to start a conversation. In my opinion, most humans are sanctimonious by nature.

Humans love to hate abominable act in public, but they love to do abomination in secret places. Some of that so called abominable acts will be laid bare in ''Mrs.Jones.''
Spectators will be taken for an emotional ride. They will experience an extreme visceral reaction. I want to titillate their dark side. Hopefully, the art-film ‘’Mrs. Jones’’ will enable spectators to experience an unexcelled catharsis & epiphany which Hollywood commercial-films will not provide for them.