Private Project

Stay With Me

Stay with me is an exploration of masculinity, identity, and the relationship between a father and his son. Told from the perspective of the son who delivers a compelling recount of the first conversation he ever had with his dad. In this raw and intimate story, where the son reveals childhood milestones he achieved without his father, up until the moment he stands face to face with the man wearing a shirt he didn’t look comfortable in, avoiding his gaze.

  • Adedamola Laoye
    Director
  • Adédàmọ́lá Láoyè
    Writer
  • Karisma Drage
    Producer
  • Vidya Divakaran
    Producer
  • Adédàmọ́lá Láoyè
    Key Cast
    "Young man"
  • Jedrek Koh Wei Ze
    Cinematographer
  • Zeb Goriely
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    35mm
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Cambridge
Director Biography - Adedamola Laoye

Adédàmọ́lá Láoyè is an actor/writer/director who recently graduated from the University of Cambridge where he studied Politics & International Relations. His previous acting credits include Bono (Fences), Sizwe (Sizwe Bansi Is Dead) and 2022’s Marlowe Showcase featuring 14 graduating actors from the prestigious society.

In 2019, he directed Danai Gurira’s The Convert at the famed ADC Theatre, becoming the the first all-black production in the 164 history of the theatre. In October, 2021 he directed Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over to critical acclaim achieving glowing 5-star reviews.

He is also the winner of 2022’s ‘Film at Jesus’ short film competition with ‘Stay With Me’ judged by casting directors Jina Jay and Shaheen Baig.

During 2021/22 he served as the President of the Cambridge Footlights, a famous comedy troupe, birthing the likes of Emma Thompson, Richard Ayoade & Stephen Fry.

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