Private Project

Shaping Us

Ara & Biodun are finally pregnant, after years of trying. Ridden with guilt, Ara requests a paternity test that bears results the night the couple hosts their closest friends for a celebratory dinner. The celebration becomes a night of revelations, unraveling the group’s couples for better or worse.

  • Kambili Ofili
  • Kambili Ofili
  • Edith Nwekenta
    The Order of Things (2022), The Olive (1 episode, 2021) et al.
  • Kambili Ofili
  • Kambili Ofili
    Key Cast
  • Floyd Igbo
    Key Cast
    93 Days (2016) et al.
  • Uzoamaka Aniunoh
    Key Cast
    "Zee "
    Mami Wata (2023), Venge (2022), Netflix Original's A Naija Christmas et al.
  • Bucci Franklin
    Key Cast
    "Yan "
    Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story (2020), Kofa (2022), Far from Home (2022) et al.
  • Omowunmi Dada
    Key Cast
    Country Hard (2021), Òlòtūré (2019), Elesin Oba, The King's Horseman (2022) et al.
  • James Gardiner
    Key Cast
    Glamour Girls (2022) et al.
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    1 hour 40 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    120,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Kambili Ofili

Kambili, a self-taught filmmaker, bursts onto the scene with this feature debut, Shaping Us. A visually stunning and emotionally resonant film that challenges conventional norms. The Lagos-born, London-raised writer-director channels her passion, diverse life experiences and commitment to truth in delivering a once-in-a-lifetime production and performance, leaving it all on the line.

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Director Statement

"Shaping Us" captures the beauty and intricacy of life's mosaic. It's a celebration of the human experience, a heartfelt exploration of relationships, emotions, and self-discovery on the backdrop of navigating the nuanced journey of parenthood. As a filmmaker, I've drawn from my own observations and personal connections to craft an authentic narrative that invites audiences to reflect on their own journeys of shaping and being shaped by life.