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Watch the Award Winning Film by Amaka Igwe & Chris Ihidero, ‘Big Daddy’ as it Premieres Online Today

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Big Daddy is a short film which premiered at the Silverbird Cinemas in December 2004. Written and directed by Chris Ihidero, the movie was produced by Amaka Igwe and won 2 awards at the 2012 In-Short International Film Festival.

Big Daddy won the “Special Jury Award” and “Best Editing Award” at the 2012 In-Short International film festival which held on October 11 – 13th in Lagos. The movie also got four other nominations: best screen play, best sound, best cinematography, and best short film.

Big Daddy is a film against rape and sexual abuse, showing its social responsibility towards creating awareness and seeking solutions to the issue of rape in Nigeria.

Speaking on what inspired the movie, Chris Ihidero said “We decided to make a film on rape because we believe that, for our society to truly combat this abnormality, we need to lay our collective shame bare. We need to strip off the layers upon layers of coverings that hide the realities of rape and sexual abuse. We believe that we all need to come clean and accept the blame for whatever part we have played, consciously or not, in ensuring that rape victims continue to lack support and justice, and lives continue to get ruined. We fear that unless we collectively do something quickly, anarchy may be loosed upon us all in the very near future

Watch Big Daddy here!

17 Comments

  1. Idak

    October 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Well done to Chris.
    He sure is a talent to watch out for,both with his pen and behind the camera.

  2. BIMBY

    October 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Chris Bobo aka Omodudu 4ever, I’m proud of you. More power to your elbow. Gob bless you.

  3. cathy

    October 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    emotions rushing……………………quite an interesting movie

  4. ola

    October 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Happy to see my friend Zara in this film

  5. Gennyz # 1 Fan!!!!

    October 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    OMG! Amaka Igwe Plssssssssssssssssssssssss release the last part of Rattle Snake!! BIKONU

    • Wow

      October 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

      Rattlesnake???? lol Since what year. OMG, I think I finished that movie in my head several years ago…lol

  6. Chattyzee

    October 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Good job. Good production.
    http://dprodigalchild.wordpress.com/

  7. Hadassah

    October 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Nice message… Chris and Amaka, good one

  8. Toyosi

    October 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Sigh…

  9. Glad

    October 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Instead of the trash Ghana’s movie industry dishes out. With no moral lessons.

    About 19 girls were raped in the Benue flood camps and no one is talking about the issues of shame, unwanted pregnancies and diseases that will follow. I am glad more deep topics are covered by short films. Even our musicians can use their platform to change the status quo rather than wait for Rick Ross to expose issue by issue

  10. iamfascinating

    October 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    hmmn, good job.

  11. ola

    October 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    CAN WAIT FOR THE MOVIE TO BE WATCH…

  12. Nma

    October 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Amaka Igwe! Its been a while! Since the days of Rattle Snake(one of my favorite movies EVER!), i havent heard much from her. This oughta be good too.

  13. Tunmi

    October 18, 2012 at 4:27 am

    And there is a medical consultant in the credits. I absolutely love this film and hopefully this gets the discussion started and continues the discussion on rape

  14. o

    October 20, 2012 at 12:46 am

    this is really good.

  15. yvonne

    November 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    This is what we call a “MASTERPIECE”

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