Movie: ‘Lizard’ Is Nigeria’s Only Submission For 2021 Sundance Film Festival
‘Lizard’, a short film by Akinola Davies, a Nigerian filmmaker, has been unveiled at the ongoing 2021 edition of the Sundance Film Festival.
NAN reports that ‘Lizard’, which had its world premiere at the festival, is Nigeria’s only submission for the event this year.
In December last year, Davies had taken to his Instagram page to announce the news to his fans and film lovers. He also expressed his excitement for achieving the great feat.
“A ton of gratitude after a period of internally screaming. Upon learning that we’ll be in competition, from over 9,000+ submissions. I am thrilled for all the cast and crew to announce that our World premier of Lizard is @sundanceorg 2021 Sundance Film Festival,” he wrote.
“#sundance is doing things differently this year with online screenings via festival.sundance.org and satellite screens across the pond. So you can access it on your screens or in your community! Jan 28 – Feb 3 Tix in sale Jan 7.”
‘Lizard’ tells the story of an eight-year-old girl who gets ejected from Sunday school service for her unusual ability to sense danger.
Set in Lagos in the 90s, the film stars Pamilerin Ayodeji, a child actor, alongside Osayi Uzamere, Charles Etubiebi and Rita Edward.