The Major

The screenplay is set in Nigeria after the 1966 military coup and subsequent counter-coup. Lieutenant Danjuma, who is facing a court-martial for misconduct and insubordination, is accused of treason by Northern soldiers. He is interrogated and tortured by a captain who questions his loyalty and motives, as well as the whereabouts of a particular Eastern Nigerian major. The story also depicts violent raids on suspected Eastern Nigerian officer's sympathizers and an escape attempt by Danjuma and the major. Themes of loyalty, betrayal, abuse of power, and the devastating consequences of political and ethnic tensions are explored.

  • Chukwuka Kenechukwu Ndife
  • Chukwuka Kenechukwu Ndife
  • Chilee Paschal Onyejelam
    The Treasure
  • Chidi Onuike
  • Engee Onuchukwu
  • Harmony EMartins
    Key Cast
  • Chukwunonso Swiss Ndife
    Key Cast
    "The Major"
  • Austin Kanwei
    Key Cast
  • Jared Daniels
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, Historical Fiction, Historical Drama
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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Director Biography - Chukwuka Kenechukwu Ndife

I am Chukwuka Ndife, a filmmaker and civil engineer with a passion for creating high-quality video content. After earning a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Anambra State University in Nigeria, I pursued my dream of becoming a filmmaker by earning a Higher Certificate in Film Production from SAE Institute South Africa.

My career in video production began as a Videographer and Video Editor at Newsnet Media Consult, where I honed my skills in stage and studio lighting, motion picture, still photos, and photo and video editing.

In 2017, I joined Greenday Studios as a Videographer and Video Editor, where I continued to develop my technical skills in video production. In 2019, I founded SmilesConcept Photography, where I have produced high-quality video content for a variety of clients, including corporate videos, weddings, music videos, and documentaries.

While I am proud of my accomplishments as a filmmaker, I am also continually developing my skills and seeking out opportunities to grow in my craft. I am committed to staying at the forefront of my field and mastering new techniques and technologies as they emerge.

My passion for filmmaking has led to numerous accomplishments, including winning the Best Student Film award at the 48 Hour Film Project with my team in Cape town in 2018. I am proficient in using industry-standard software such as DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro, and I am always eager to learn new techniques and technologies to stay at the forefront of my field.

I am known for my strong project management skills and my ability to collaborate with clients to understand their needs and vision. I am committed to delivering outstanding results on time and within budget, and I am always seeking out new challenges and opportunities to push the boundaries of what is possible in video production.

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Director Statement

As a filmmaker, my goal is to use visual storytelling to create emotional connections with viewers, exploring the depth of human experience and the richness of our diverse world.

In my latest film, I explore the political and ethnic tensions that engulfed Nigeria in the aftermath of the 1966 military coup and subsequent counter-coup. This film sheds light on a significant moment in history and raises awareness about the devastating consequences of political and ethnic conflicts. My hope is that this film will inspire dialogue, provoke reflection, and encourage viewers to consider the significance of empathy, understanding, and unity in fostering a more peaceful and equitable society.

My passion lies in harnessing the potential of film to make a positive impact on the world. I believe that film can touch hearts and minds and create real change in people's lives.

Ultimately, my goal as a filmmaker is to create stories that resonate with viewers on a deep level, challenge their perceptions,