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Austine Lordlaz‘s “The Last of Us” clinched an award for the best short film category at the just-concluded Uyo International Theatre and Film Festival 2019, held at the Tropicana the Silverbird Cinema, Uyo, on November 7.

“The Last of Us” details the ordeal of abused street children, whose parents, aided by religious bodies, often tag witches and sent out into the streets. As created by the director, a group of abused and harassed street children fought societal odd to stay alive.

The film producer and director, Austine Lordlaz, notes that he makes films that impact humanity, film for development and in “The Last Of Us,” he creatively tells a true-life story from the perspective of the affected subjects who before now are often referred to as criminals, witches/wizards, possessed and never do wells.

The film is also up for many other nominations, amongst which is the Governor Benedict Ayade’s Film Competition, geared toward improving the creative economy in Cross River State and Nigeria at large.

Watch the video below.

14 Comments

  1. ATEMKENG ZILEFAC

    November 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Austine Lordlaz is proudly a product of UNICAL, our Alma matter. His products tell the whole story in a few words.

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    • Austine Lordlaz

      November 19, 2019 at 5:20 pm

      Thank you for making out time to watch sire .

    • Fortune Idaboh

      November 19, 2019 at 7:26 pm

      I’m proud of you Austine Lordlaz. You sure know your onion. More grace great thespian.

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  2. Ogudu Mary Cynthia

    November 19, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    As I watched this film I couldn’t help but remember the poem “they too are the earth” the storyline was so we’ll composed and the long scenes of montage helped interact the message psychologically. I’m proud of you Austin lordlaz for this Master piece. I’m woke🙏

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    • austine Lordlaz

      November 19, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you Cynthia. I appreciate ur reading to the film

    • Medarabasi

      November 19, 2019 at 8:37 pm

      Wow!God bless you for telling this story.

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  3. BENCOURAGE

    November 19, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Yet again, Austin tells a story, projecting the plight of children. Earlier, it was HOME – a short film on child neglect. Now, THE LAST OF US has a stronger message on the need for each of us to be human. These are kids, victims of child neglect, etc. – made far less humans by the society! And they are very vulnerable…

    Let’s join hands with Austin to change the society for good, at least to save “the last of the them” for humanity sake!

    I am proud of you, Austin! Weldon💪🏽

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    • Austine Lordlaz

      November 20, 2019 at 11:10 am

      Thank you so much Bencourage …its a collective effort .without cast and crew… Iybwouldnt be possible . we ll keep telling stories to restore humanity

  4. Pastor Ubi Onen

    November 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    The Last of Us by Austin Lordlaz is a graphic and true reflection of the Akwa-Cross dilemma facing street children otherwise known as Operation Skolombo- a situation where children are haplessly abandoned on the suspicion of witchcraft possession etc. Lordlaz has done a theatrically fantastic job in this movie. I recommend it to every home in Akwa Ibom and Cross River State. Well done Austin!

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    • austine Lordlaz

      November 27, 2019 at 4:14 am

      Thank you so much Pastor Ubi .i appreciate your insight to the creation

  5. Zimuzo Azuogalanya

    November 19, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you for bringing to limelight the life of the less privileged. LordLaz, not everyone can relate but even those who cannot,now have a perfect picture to work with as the empathic drive is superb.Your genius will heal Nigeria, someday. Keep up the good work, you are an Artist!!

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    • Auatine Lordlaz

      November 20, 2019 at 4:20 am

      Deep appreciation for making out time to watch .im glad you liked it

  6. Betty Abah

    November 19, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    So beautiful, so compelling and so inspiring. Pls keep it up, Austine, Great Malabite.

  7. austine Lordlaz

    November 27, 2019 at 4:17 am

    I thank everyone of you for being their.looking out for my works. Humanity cant be complete without you and efforts to keep it meaningful .for watching, im grateful

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