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"Skin Deep" follows the story of Alex, a 20-something guy who struggles with accepting his physical appearance especially the colour of his skin. He avoids mirrors, wears baggy clothes, and covers his skin whenever possible. But when he's forced to confront his insecurities head-on, Alex embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

Through a series of monologues, we see Alex's internal struggle with his self-image. He questions why he can't seem to love himself and laments the societal pressures that have led him to believe he's not good enough. But as the film progresses, Alex begins to recognize the beauty in his flaws and the power of embracing his unique qualities.

Visually, the film employs a range of techniques to convey Alex's emotional journey. At times, the camera lingers on close-up shots of Alex's skin, highlighting his perceived imperfections. Other times, we see him in motion, running or dancing with abandon, shedding the layers of self-doubt that have weighed him down for so long.

In the end, "Skin Deep" is a powerful exploration of self-love and acceptance, reminding us that true beauty comes from within.

  • Boakye D. Alpha
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    Student, Short Script
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    Yes - Multichoice Talent Factory
Writer Biography - Boakye D. Alpha

Boakye D. Alpha is a self-published poet, screenwriter, filmmaker, vlogger, book blogger and entrepreneur. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and has won several awards and scholarships for his works including the Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund and the Multichoice Talent Factory scholarship for emerging filmmakers in Africa. His writings have been published in known magazines globally, including GUAP Magazine (UK). He is dedicated to using his skills to tell stories that address societal issues and advocate for the minority. Boakye is also a supporter of mental health, diversity and inclusion, reading culture, and literacy among children and young adults. He is also against gender-based violence and child marriage. He founded Ontherise Media Africa, a volunteer-based media group and Earnest Writes Hub, a community that supports writers in improving their skills and finding inspiration.

He currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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