Experiencing Interruptions?


Sleeved is a drama about a successful actress who is torn between staying with a physically abusive husband and disappointing her friends and fans by leaving to save her life.

Forced to change her mode of dressing and cancel her acting appointments in order to cover up the abuse she suffers, Kamtoro finds that she is at ease in every other place except her home. Gripped by fear and terrible memories of what she has been passing through, she reaches to her childhood and remembers the first man in her life – her father – and realizes the sharp contrast between how he treated her and how her husband treats her. There, she finds the strength and reason to leave to safety, in spite of public pressure.

  • Adeolu Adeniyi
    The Lesser human
  • Inyang Edoho
    On the brink
  • Sorrentino Awala
  • Tokunbor Idowu (TBoss)
    Key Cast
    Kada River
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    13 minutes 56 seconds
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    July 25, 2017
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    2,328 USD
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Director Biography - Adeolu Adeniyi

Adeolu Adeniyi is a Nigerian photographer/filmmaker. With vast experience in Commercials productions and documentaries. Over the years, his creative works for high ranking individuals, organizations and government in Nigeria and beyond have gained thematic exposure and recognition across board.

Trained at the Montana State University(USA) on documentary filmmaking, the peculiarity of Adeolu Adeniyi's creative work is tied to the systematic approach to using filmmaking as instrument of reshaping the society. Some of his works tell stories about climate, economy, social values, and tourism among other salient societal contents.

He has received several awards for his excellent and unparalleled creativity including the Global Landscapes Forum Climate Change Award(2015). His personal goal is to preserve time, make memories stay put, to gaze upon a moment and feel the raw emotions rising from within it.

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Director Statement

Sleeved is a Non-dialogue short film that is driven by mood and expression. The moment i got the script for sleeved, i got immersed in the story as i already had plans to touch on the subject “domestic violence” and it was a good way to launch the topic owing to the fact that there are several domestic violence stories that are untold basically because no one wants to appear “unhappy”. Sometimes, all we need to attain total freedom and happiness is the ability to take just one decision.
The real challenge in making this film was the dilemma of having to leave the film without dialogue, as i was a bit skeptical about the audience and the ability to flow without hearing a word in a film. Thankfully, we had great people to pull it off and we have a good story to tell.
Sleeved is a story of love drenched in absolute heartbreak. The film asks the questions : Are we truly happy? is the expression on our faces the true definition of happiness?