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With Love From Bayelsa

Set in the backdrop of the nineties, With Love From Bayelsa is a riveting valentine themed story that centers on a fisherman named Tarella and his lover; Ebiye, in a small fishing community in BAYELSA State, Niger Delta Region, Southern Nigeria. With valentine’s day upon them, the lovers are faced with a difficult decision that threatens their decade old love.

  • Patrick Marcus Dauduokumor (PMD)
  • Gabriel Godigiri
  • Patrick Marcus Dauduokumor (PMD)
  • Prosper Edesiri Arhawho
    Coproducer Sylvesters Sede
  • Teme Aranka
    Key Cast
    "Tarela "
  • Joy Agberekeme
    Key Cast
    "Ebiye "
  • Ebizimo Arabina
    Key Cast
    "Ebitari "
  • Sabrina Okolai
    Key Cast
  • Wuka Denyefa
    Key Cast
    "Graham "
  • Prince Richard Isiki
    Key Cast
    "Perekeme "
  • Iprite Jackson
    Key Cast
    "Tareowei "
  • Bobo Titus
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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    Black Magic 6k
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Director Biography - Patrick Marcus Dauduokumor (PMD)

Patrick Marcus Daudokumor
(PMD - The Vision)

Patrick Marcus Daudokumor, widely known as PMD - The Vision, is an accomplished Nigerian filmmaker, producer, and director hailing from the culturally rich Bayelsa State. His journey in the world of cinema began as an actor, which laid the foundation for his artistic pursuits.

With unwavering dedication and a bold creative vision, PMD has consistently strived to bring exceptional and unconventional stories to life on the silver screen. His works seamlessly blend artistic brilliance, commercial appeal, and a deep commitment to addressing societal themes and values.

PMD's relentless pursuit of knowledge and expertise led him to attend a prestigious master class with renowned filmmaker Chris Odeh, where he honed his skills as a producer. Additionally, he earned certification as a filmmaker from the esteemed Kap Film and Television Academy, further solidifying his position as a promising director and filmmaker. As a testament to his creative prowess, PMD proudly serves as the CEO of D Don JP King Films.

Among his notable works, "Milestones of a Thousand Portrait," "Echoes from the Creeks," and "High Eleven" have garnered widespread acclaim, earning multiple nominations and awards at prestigious film festivals. Most recently, PMD added another remarkable film to his portfolio, "Footfalls," showcasing his growth as a storyteller and filmmaker.

Notably, "Echoes from the Creeks" etched its name in history as the first film to attract a staggering audience of 800 attendees at its premiere in Bayelsa State. This achievement further solidifies PMD's status as a trailblazer in the Nigerian film industry. The film's success extended beyond Bayelsa as it found its way to the esteemed Blue Picture Cinema in Lagos, captivating audiences far and wide.

PMD - The Vision continues to illuminate the cinematic world with his exceptional storytelling, visionary direction, and dedication to elevating African narratives. His cinematic journey is a testament to the boundless potential of African filmmaking, and he remains a true inspiration to emerging talents in the industry.

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Director Statement

"With Love from Bayelsa" is a film that holds a special place in my heart, as it beautifully captures the essence and spirit of the Ijaw people in the Niger Delta region of West Africa, Nigeria. This project is a heartfelt endeavor to celebrate the rich cultural heritage, history, and traditions of the Ijaw community while preserving the invaluable black history of the Niger Delta people.

As a filmmaker, I have been deeply moved by the resilience, warmth, and unique way of life exhibited by the Ijaw people. Through this film, I aim to showcase their captivating traditions, their interconnectedness with nature, and the profound wisdom passed down through generations. "With Love from Bayelsa" is not just a cinematic experience but a heartfelt tribute to a vibrant and proud community, a testament to their identity, and an homage to the richness of African culture.

The film's narrative is crafted with care and authenticity, drawing upon extensive research, direct interactions with the community members, and insights shared by the elders. We have embraced their stories and experiences, ensuring that the film genuinely reflects the lived realities of the Ijaw people. This project serves as a channel to amplify their voices, struggles, and aspirations, giving them a platform to be seen and heard by a wider audience.

Through a compelling blend of visuals, music, dance, and storytelling, "With Love from Bayelsa" aims to immerse the audience in the Ijaw way of life. From the vibrant festivities that celebrate their heritage to the quiet moments of contemplation by the riverbanks, the film invites viewers to intimately connect with the Ijaw culture.

Our intention is not only to celebrate the Ijaw culture but also to foster cultural exchange and promote understanding between diverse communities worldwide. We believe that this film has the power to transcend geographical boundaries, serving as a bridge of empathy that connects viewers from different corners of the globe with the Ijaw people's universal values of love, community, and respect for nature.

By presenting "With Love from Bayelsa" to a global audience, we hope to inspire dialogue, appreciation, and admiration for the cultural diversity that exists within our shared humanity. As we celebrate the unique identity of the Ijaw people, we also celebrate the beauty of human expression in all its forms, fostering a deeper sense of unity and interconnectedness.

In conclusion, "With Love from Bayelsa" is not just a film; it is a heartfelt tribute to the Ijaw people and a dedication to preserving the rich tapestry of black history. Through this project, we invite the audience to embark on an unforgettable journey of discovery, understanding, and love—a journey that transcends borders and celebrates the timeless wisdom and beauty of the Ijaw culture.

With love,
[Patrick Marcus Dauduokumor PMD]
Director, "With Love from Bayelsa"