The Pandemic

Restricted by Covid travelling ban, a Nigerian woman losses her husband to Covid while she is quarantined in South Africa.

  • Olatunji Jones
    Text Message, Waiting for the Hangman
  • Nomi Mzamame
    Shuga Blessa, Text Message, The Day of a Corporate Woman
  • Nomi Mzamane
    Shuga Blessa, Waiting for the Hangman, Text Message
  • Nomi Mzamane
    Key Cast
    Shuga Blessa, Kumnyama, T 52ext Message,
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Emthonjeni Film Festival
    Cape Town
    South Africa
  • 1minutefilmfestival
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    January 22, 2022
    Official selection
Director Biography - Olatunji Jones

Olatunji Jones has been making films for some time now. He owns a media and production company called Tunji Jones Media House in Ibadan, Nigeria. His company creates Feature films, Music videos, Commercials, Corporate videos and Documentaries
He started as a Camera Assistant, and from studying Filmmaking and work experience worked his way up to becoming a Cinematographer, and now he is a film Director, Editor, Producer and a Screenwriter.
He is the writer and Director of "Waiting For The Hangman", Director of a festival award winning South African short film “Text Message”, Executive Producer of a South African talk show “Chilllin with Blackqueen” and a Line Producer for a South African film “Shuga Blessa”.
He has collaborated with a South African production company called Sanama Creations.
One of his previous films is titled "IRETI"(hope), this movie campaigned against stigmatization of people living with HIV/AIDS.
He always loves to shoot films that corrects anomalies in the society.

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Director Statement

I work in the film industry because I want to motivate, inspire and emotionally move people through his films. I live my filmmaker's life through two philosophies - visual storytelling through images and storytelling through words of others.