Experiencing Interruptions?

A Thousand Broken Butterfly

In a couple's therapy session, they come to term that the only way to resolve their individual problems is to collectively get involved with each other

  • Awal Abdulfatai
    Descent, Chain, Altered Desire, Unravelled
  • Ella Chris
  • Fareeda Liyanda Awal
  • Jimmy Odukoya
    Key Cast
  • Nkem Marchie
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 35 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    17,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Awal Abdulfatai

Born in the '80s, Awal grew up in a humble family of 10. He graduated with B.A Hons in English and Literature from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. In 2010, he worked with Digital Interactive Media, Nigeria producing The Next Movie Star Reality TV show, Supermom Reality Show, Excite on TV entertainment magazine show, Dormitory 8 Drama Series amongst others. Under Digital Interactive Media, he launched 2 TV channels, V-Channel and OoduaTV.
In 2013, he moved to South Africa to work with Planet Radio TV as the producer for As E Day Hot Live Show Reality TV, PlanetNow and FreshOut Music chart Show, Ghetto Legend Reality Show.
In 2015, he decided to start-up his production company and registered McAwal Concerns Productions. He produced and directed various TV shows and Drama series for various African TV channels; The Commune Drama Series on eTV South Africa, AzamTV Kenya, Excite Zambezi on Zambezi Magic, BoomBox on eTV, AzamChart, The Khumalos Drama Series on eTV, Starsat African Channel, and AfricaXP, Hybro Pop Culture, Ladies First (Femme Diaries) and others.
In 2016, Awal decided to go big screen. He co-produced and directed his first Cinema Feature Film; Descent which premiered in Nigeria and South African cinemas. The film got him his first 2 awards at Special Movie Award (SMA) the Gambia for Best Africa Trailer and Best African Featured Film 2016. It also won Best Africa Featured Film at Real-time International Film Festival 2018. He also got nominations Best Southern Africa and Best Overall Movie at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2018. He wrote, produced and directed Silent Scream, Chain, Guilty, My Troubles, Driver, So Long A Silence, Dr. Nafisa, Chronicles and host of others.
In 2017, he worked with Endemol Shine Africa as Content Director for Big Brother Naija Season 2 and as since then been one of the selectors and content directors of the show. He also directed SABC 3 2018 New Shows Campaign Commercials and host of others. He has also produced and directed commissioned projects for Africa Magic; Altered Desire and Omije (The Tears). He directed music videos for some African stars like Buffalo Souljah, 9ice, Godwin Kelly, YCee, Ex-One-Time, amongst others.
Awal's love for film started at the earliest age when he was well known for his amateur cartoon drawing while in primary school. Little did he know that he would one day find himself bringing his creative ideas to live for others to be entertained.
In all, his passion for the art, his wide imagination, and his vision to visualize images before they are really had him going. He believes that if you can think it, then you can do it.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

“For me, it is not just about how the actor interprets the role that tells the story but the synergy amongst the 3; the actor, the lens and the director’s vision” – Awal Abdulfatai