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End of the World Tour

When the boyband sensation WHYNOT announces their split, superfan Kemi sets out to meet the band's frontman, well quite frankly the love of her life, causing a clash with her religious mother.

Made with support from : South Dublin County Council, Creative Ireland Programme & Metropolitan

  • Aisha Bolaji
  • Aisha Bolaji
  • Lucille Carolan
  • Jack Leach
  • Hana Mohamed
    Associate Producer
  • Mari Naughton
  • Sthiti Padhy
  • Jack Dwyer
    Sound Designer & Recordist
  • Temiloluwa Sinead Akeke
    Key Cast
  • Antoinette Doyle
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming of Age, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 19 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - The National Film School, IADT
  • Kerry International Film Festival
    Kerry, Ireland
    Irish Premiere
  • Dublin International Comedy Festival
    Dublin, Ireland
    Best Student Short Film
Director Biography - Aisha Bolaji

Aisha is a director, screenwriter, producer and film curator who creates fun and fantastical work exploring themes, styles and genres such as coming-of-age, identity, girlhood and surrealism.

She was part of Dublin Fringe Festivals inaugural WEFT Studio and wrote for the Writers Guild's 'Writers Room'. Her screenplay 'Why the Sun and Moon Live in the Sky' was shortlisted in the Virgin Media Discovers Short Film Competition 2022 and received a Special Jury Mention at the Catalyst International Film Festival 2023, earning her a Writers Guild membership. 'Why the Sun & Moon Live in the Sky' is currently in pre-production after being awarded the 2023 Film Award from the Creative Ireland Programme and South Dublin County Council.

Aisha is also involved in various Irish film festivals in curatorial roles currently acting as one of two Shorts Programmer for Dublin International Film Festival.

Lastly she advocates for representation in the arts and media sectors as the co-founder and creative director of The GALPAL Collective, spearheading various events and initiatives that align with their mission.

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Director Statement

‘End of the World Tour’ is a celebration of the messiness of being a teenage girl, to feel so deeply and passionately and just be figuring things out. Much of this film came from my own love for bands like One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer as a teenager and how certain I was that those feelings would be forever. When Zayn left One Direction, it did feel like my world was ending and my mum even let me take the day off of school. There’s something fantastical, over dramatic and just outright funny about being a fangirl and I just wanted to capture all of that within this film. With this story I love that there are elements of my dual identity as an artist being both Nigerian and Irish, and how those cultures can come to a head or even mirror each other. I feel we’ve created a film that’s fun with a lot of heart and I’m so excited to share it with everyone.