Nigerian filmmaker, Oluwatosin Coker has recently shared his latest project with BellaNaija. Titled ‘Doorways’, the short film stars Emmy award winner Diahnna Nicole Baxter, alongside Elimu Nelson and Matisha Baldwin.
“Doorways follows the life of Tanya Mark, a 29-year-old African American woman who just survived an abusive relationship, which left her with the impression that her talent for singing would never amount to anything and an 8-year-old son. Mentally bruised, Tanya shelves her dream of utilizing her gift of singing to find a stable avenue of providing for her and her son. She takes on a menial job of cleaning which presents no foreseeable future for her and manages to forget her dream until the day fate stumbles across her path in the form of a job opportunity to clean a local jazz club. Tanya, forced to take the job because of her financial difficulties, unknowingly opens up the doorway to a life she always dreamed of. The choices that Tanya makes from that moment throw her on a course that would change her life forever.”
The story is uplifting and goes beyond the dejected, battered woman narrative. We hope you enjoy it and are inspired.
Watch the film here: