The Perfect lie

A young woman's obsession with high social status leads to her struggling to keep up with the fake life she has created on social media which ultimately leads to her losing everything.

  • Emmanuel Ilungole
    Director
  • Nassunje Denise Rebecca
    Producer
  • Emmanuel Ilungole
    Producer
  • Claire Hanna Natukunda
    Key Cast
    "Birungi"
  • Zipporah Faith
    Key Cast
    "Ashley"
  • Charles Samuel Epiat
    Key Cast
    "Kay"
  • Ahumuza Desire Jael
    Key Cast
    "Kemigisha"
  • Borodi Bill Dan
    Key Cast
    "Omara"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    132 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Uganda
  • Country of Filming:
    Uganda
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Uganda Christian University
Director Biography - Emmanuel Ilungole

Born and raised in Uganda , Emmanuel Ilungole has always been passionate about storytelling. This love for telling stories naturally pushed him towards the art of film making, which in his view, is the best medium for him to tell his unique, thought provoking stories. His journey in the art of film begun in June 2022 working as a producer/editor on a film titled "My Degree'' that he worked on with his friends. The film was well received gaining a nomination for best student film at the IKON awards in 2023. Emmanuel followed this by producing two more student films, " My Background" and "My First year", of which the former won an award for best student short film at SWIFF 2023. He makes his debut as a director with the short film, "The Perfect Lie".

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Director Statement

The Perfect Lie is a short film that examines the relationship between social media and mental health especially among young people. It encourages the idea that we need to accept and love ourselves as we are, because seeking perfection to impress others will eventually lead to us compromising our own happiness.