Lucy

Lucy is a coming of age story about an exceptional deaf girl who struggles with self-love while coming to grips with her own special powers.

Note: The film is heavy in sound design, as it helps move the story. We recommend viewing it with quality headphones or stereo speakers with excellent bass.

  • Foley Ellis Ibidapo
    Director
    20 Minutes, Awakenings, From Ordinary to Extraordinary
  • Foley Ellis Ibidapo
    Writer
    20 Minutes
  • Ryan P. Sullivan
    Writer
  • Foley Ellis Ibidapo
    Producer
    20 Minutes, From Ordinary to Extraordinary
  • Nicole Hollis-Vitale
    Producer
  • Lucy Howard-Karp
    Key Cast
    "Lucy"
  • Wendy Bellevue
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Francis"
  • Enku Gubaie
    Key Cast
    "Lucy’s Mother"
  • Lucy’s Father
    Key Cast
    " Clinton Graham"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    17,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa Mini
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Foley Ellis Ibidapo

Foley Ellis Ibidapo is a multi-award-winning writer-director obsessed with telling grounded stories with cinematic flair. His work covers narratives (long form and short form), brand documentaries, and commercials.

Before becoming a filmmaker, he cut his teeth as a producer and marketing strategist, creating campaigns and producing branded videos for companies like TIAA, Lenovo, Puma, Saucony, Abercrombie and Fitch and Bank of America, to name a few.

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Director Statement

Growing up, my mother provided me a sheltered and insulated life. When I finally left the security of my family and community for college, the real world hit me hard. Broken relationships, father abandonment issues,  wrecked friendships, the rise of racism in America, and loss of religious identity left me cold-hearted. It took me, I mean it’s taking me years to get back to the agape-type love that once filled my heart.

I co-wrote this script as a reminder to myself of what love and forgiveness are. By telling the story through the eyes of a young girl, who is challenged by her inner demons, I desire to direct a film that showcase forgiveness allows love to mend any broken heart.