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Children of Mud

Children of Mud is Imoh Umoren's 4th Feature film. it is a story about street kids who are thrown out by their Families. Specifically it centers around Emem and her blind brother Miracle who are chased out of the house by their misguided Aunt and they go in search of a Miracle. The story of street kids is a huge concern in Nigeria with kids of school age either hawking on the streets or forced to leave home. Children of Mud is a Nollywood story about love, hope and overcoming obstacles. It was filmed primarily in Lagos and Abeokuta and features Nollywood veteran Liz Benson now Liz Ameye, TV Sweetheart Matilda Obaseki, Big Brother Housemate Bassey Ekpenyong, ana some brilliant child actors. Children of Mud is written by Imoh Umoren and is a collaborative effort between Rucksack Production and Grand Explorers with Ify Egbera and Dr. Wale Boje as producers. It was filmed on the Red Dragon camera with prime lenses

  • Imoh Umoren
    The Happyness Limited, Hard Times, Lemon Green
  • Imoh Umoren
    The Happyness Limited
  • Ify Egbera
  • Wale Borge
  • Liz Ameye
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  • Bassey Ekpenyong
    Key Cast
    Big Brother Nigeria
  • Matilda Obaseki
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 22 minutes 53 seconds
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    July 27, 2017
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    40,000 USD
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Director Biography - Imoh Umoren

Imoh Umoren is one of the recognized film directors for the new wave
of Nollywood Film Makers. His distinct style has been evident in his films Lemon Green
(2009), his short All Sorts Of Trouble which won 4 In-Shorts Awards, His experimental
black and white, silent film; Hard Times which won him an Africa Magic Viewer’s
Choice Awards (AMVCA) in 2015, His AMVCA-nominated film Have A Nice Day which
competed in the Best Cinematography Category. He also made the emotional drama
The Happyness Limited and Children of Mud and is currently working on his next
feature; Club. Imoh Umoren is also a writer and has wrote for several TV shows,

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Director Statement

I made Children of Mud to instigate conversations about what has been plaguing young people in my country. Kids are accused of witchcraft and thrown out into the streets and this has become a major problem in our society. I'm hoping with this film to draw attention to the issue