Chiugo is a young girl in her late teens, when her mother tries to savage everything that may ruin her future and pride, there by mutilating her in order to cub sexual urge, when a suspicious threat was discovered. This ruined her entire life when her marriage was jeopardize.

  • Izu Okafor
  • Chuks Nnadi
  • Clifford Igbo
  • Stanford Igbo
  • Chuks Nnadi
  • Izu Okafor
  • Praise Oguamalam
    Key Cast
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    Experimental, Short
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    19 minutes
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  • Race to Justice Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 28, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Izu Okafor, Chuks Nnadi

Izu Okafor, a visionary filmmaker, was born and raised in the town of Enugu. His academic journey led him to pursue Animal and Environmental Biology at Imo State University, where he specialized in Hydobiology and Aquaculture under the guidance of esteemed Professors PU Okorie, IR Keke, BEB Nwoke, and AN Okorie.

Prior to embarking on his filmmaking journey, Izu was actively involved in organizing youth-themed summits and events in Enugu, Asaba, and Owerri, hosting and inspiring approximately 5000 young minds on different occasions. Notably, he played a pivotal role in organizing the pioneer Hult Prize at IMSU in 2018, showcasing his passion for empowering the next generation.

In 2019, Izu displayed his commitment to community development by serving in Numan, Adamawa State, where he selflessly taught basic ICT skills to young children from the local community, leaving an indelible impact on their lives.

With a burning desire to tell captivating stories through the medium of film, Izu delved into the world of filmmaking. Under the mentorship of the renowned AMAA Winning Editor Stephen Onaji Onche, he honed his video editing skills while collaborating on remarkable projects for ROK studios, including the acclaimed films/ Tv series "Mustapha," "Love Me," "Wede," "Black Sheep," "Indulgence," and "Nneoma," among others. His dedication and passion led him to oversee the production of "Greenlight" for Sixar Studios, showcasing his prowess in the filmmaking process.

Further enhancing his craft, Izu underwent training and certification as a producer under the tutelage of the award-winning film producer Chris Odeh, known for his groundbreaking works like "Living in Bondage: Breaking Chains," "Rattlesnake," and "Choke." This experience allowed Izu to gain invaluable knowledge in film production, enriching his creative journey.

In 2022, Izu collaborated on the creation of the web series "Perfect Distraction," the feature film "Greenlight" under Sixar Studios, and the impactful short films "Kamsi's Diary" and "Chiugo." The latter received international recognition, earning nominations and official selections at three prestigious film festivals, including Race for Justice in Los Angeles.

Now, with an impressive portfolio and a wealth of experience, Izu Okafor is poised to make his mark on the global film stage. His much-anticipated debut feature project, "Dinobi," promises to captivate audiences worldwide, offering a glimpse into his unparalleled storytelling ability and artistic vision.

With an unwavering commitment to cinematic excellence, Izu Okafor continues to inspire and touch the hearts of audiences through the transformative power of film. His journey as a filmmaker is one of passion, determination, and a profound desire to make a positive impact on the world through the art of storytelling. Stay tuned for the captivating journey that awaits with "Dinobi" and beyond.

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