Private Project


The story follows a young girl, passionate about football, and a shopkeeper living in remote village in the desert of Eritrea, on the east coast of Africa. It's a film about harsh reality, dreams and the blurred line between the two seen thru the eyes of a 6 year old.

  • Emnet Mulugeta
  • Emnet Mulugeta
  • Ozcar Ramírez González
    Executive Producers
  • Johnny Parker
    Executive Producers
  • Daniel Gruener
  • Peter Murray
  • Emnet Mulugeta
  • Arsema Kayan Ellison
    Key Cast
  • Ayinde Haile Bayete Howell
    Key Cast
  • Matthew J. Lloyd
    Fargo (TV-series)
  • Chelsea Oliver
    Production Designer
  • Camille Benda
    Costume Designer
  • Emnet Mulugeta
  • David Engellau
  • Love Martinsen
  • Edward Negussie
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    5 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2014
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    United States
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  • San Jose International Short Film Festival
    San Jose, California
    October 12, 2014
  • Silicon Valley African Film Festival
    Mountain View, California
    October 18, 2014
  • Cannes Short Film Festival
    Cannes, France
    November 19, 2014
    European Premiere
  • 2015 One Screen Film Festival
    New York, NY
    February 4, 2015
  • Houston African Film Festival
    Houston, Texas
    February 8, 2015
  • Capital City Film Festival
    Lansing, MI
    April 10, 2015
  • Arizona International Film Festival
    Tucson, AZ
    April 19, 2015
  • Las Vegas Black Film Festival
    Las Vegas, NV
    April 25, 2015
  • San Francisco Black Film Festival
    San Francisco, CO
    June 13, 2015
    Runner-up in Foreign Shorts
  • Cayman Islands International Film Festival
    Gran Cayman
    June 19, 2015
  • Hollywood Shorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    June 28, 2015
  • Film Africa
    London, UK
    November 5, 2015
    UK Premiere
  • Adelaide Kids Film Festival
    Adelaide, Australia
    Australian Premiere
  • XXII International Film Festival Visionaria
    Siena, Italy
    Italian Premiere
  • Seattle Shorts Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    November 14, 2015
    Linz, Austria
    October 27, 2015
    Austrian Premiere
  • NewFilmmakers LA
    Los Angeles, CA
    November 14, 2015
Director Biography - Emnet Mulugeta

Emnet Mulugeta is a director and designer working in advertising, interactive media and broadcast. Born in Eritrea and raised in Sweden, Emnet began his directing career as an art director and animator, developing an affinity for an eccentric mix of cultures and visual expression. His work has been awarded in the Cannes Lion, Promax USA and Promax Europe amongst others. He is lives and works in Los Angeles, where he currently has a number of shorts and short documentaries in production. He is represented as a commercial director by production company Brokendoll and directors' agency Johnny Foreigner.

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