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Warring Depths

The human mind can be man's greatest strength and easily, an even greater enemy to himself. Yet what does it take to achieve and maintain a balanced state of mind and 'keep the demons at bay'? Everyone has at one point in their life gotten caught up in their own heads where their minds become too loud and out of control. This film recalls one of such moments and tries to suggest a way out.
The main performer in this film finds himself trapped in his own head and struggles to liberate himself, at all costs. Despite the mind's deceptions and facades, he eventually gains control by 'tearing down these walls' and setting himself free.
This body of work is centred on the themes of Self Awareness, Hope and Mental Awakening, all geared towards humanity and attempts to evoke mental images aimed at describing the complex and relatively terrifying interplay involved in some of such conflicts between one's Self and their Mind. It tries to reenact one of the many struggles against unwanted thoughts, feelings of loss, failure, anxiety, even addictions, that people are affected by everyday and still are too scared to talk about.
Ultimately, this film will arouse certain questions in the viewers' subconscious — questions that can only be answered when they are alone with themselves.

  • Oluwaseun Godwin Usman
  • Oluwaseun Godwin Usman
  • Moremi Amisu
    Key Cast
  • Tolu Divine Okelowo
    Key Cast
  • Oluwaseun Godwin Usman
    We Men, A Lucky Generation.
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    120 USD
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    XAVC S HD with 24 FPS at 50 Mbps
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Director Biography - Oluwaseun Godwin Usman

Oluwaseun Usman is a performer, videographer, scholar and aspiring creative director. As a firm believer in the use of art as a tool for social change, his works and creations raise questions about social constructs, the place of morality, and self-identity, all geared toward the liberation of the human mind from artificial barriers imposed by the society.
Oluwaseun Usman received his Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Creative Arts at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and is currently an associate choreographer and performer at Lightyear Entertainment. Upon recommendation from the Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Nigeria, he was invited to create and perform SADPink, a breast cancer awareness performance commissioned by the British Council at the Lagos Theatre Festival in 2016. His advocacy for social change through his works granted him an invitation by the Federal Road Service Corps to perform alongside other artists at their 2016 and 2017 FRSC Convention, held at the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, Abuja. Shortly after, he was appointed by members of the Indian Community in Lagos, as part of a committee to put up the first ever Indian-Nigerian Yoga gathering at the Office of the High Commission of India in Lagos, Nigeria and later on, the very first Indian-Nigerian musical theatre production — Gandhi ,the musical, as performed by Lightyear Entertainment, wherein he functioned as Assistant Choreographer, Actor and Dancer.
Oluwaseun has performed, directed and created works for numerous production companies within Lagos and Nigeria such as Arambe Productions, Zinarts Agency, Konkere Beats, Walking Words, AfroNation Portugal, Moist Beach, Oniru, Mosaic Productions and Seeing Through the Arts.
He has had his films selected and screened across numerous screen dance festivals in Lagos, New York and Berlin.

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