SIEGE is a short film that follows the life of a young boy who was forcefully taken away from his happy and simple family by soldiers and forcefully conscripted into the army. This short story follows his training process from a young boy to a full-grown man who eventually leads his men to another family to take their only son away from them just as he was taken from his parents.

  • Emilia Thompson
  • Emmanuel Thompson Ekere
  • Emmanuel Thompson Ekere
  • Edikan Michael
    Key Cast
    "Boy 1"
  • Sampson Samuel
    Key Cast
    "Older Boy 1"
  • Aniee Essien
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    360 USD
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    Digital, Sony Camera
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Director Biography - Aniee Essien

Aniee Essien is a Theatre Artist, Director and Actor who is passionate about productions (stage and film) and entertainment. He is a graduate of Performing Arts who comes from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria and has directed some good stage productions, and short films and also worked as a Production Manager on some film and documentary projects.

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Director Statement

Directing this short film was a magical moment for me as a filmmaker and this was made possible by the amazing team effort of the cast and crew members. we made magic, trust me, we made cinema.