TROUBLEMAKER

DIR. OLIVE NWOSU 


2021 / NIGERIA / 11 MINS



Obi is hot, bored, and desperate for something to do. When his best friend Emeka gives him a packet of firecrackers, the boys decide to have some fun. But things escalate in unexpected ways, as Obi learns for the first time that actions have consequences, and there are still things he cannot understand.



CREDITS


Written By OLIVE NWOSU

Produced By BLESSING ONYEKWERE

Associate Produced By EMMA HALL-THOMAS & TIM JUDD

Executive Produced By THOMAS FOWLER

Edited By OLIVE NWOSU

Director of Photography TOM L. WEIR

Sound By TZVI SHERMAN

Production Design By EMMA HALL-THOMAS

Featuring CHIDERA CHIDIUME, EBUBE NDUBISI, UKAMAKA EKWENZE,

INNOCENT NWAEKE & AMARACHI OKOYE







OFFICIAL SELECTION

NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

New York, NY

December 2020
AFRICA IN MOTION FILM FESTIVAL

Glasgow, Scotland

November 2020



CINÉ REGARDS AFRICAINS

CANCELLED

November 2020
RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

London, UK

October 2020
BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

Barcelona, Spain

October 2020
TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Tel Aviv, Israel

September 2020
ALBANY FILM FESTIVAL

Albany, NY

June 2020
CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL

Llanelli, Wales

May 2020
ASPEN FILM SHORTSFEST

Aspen, CO

April 2020
QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

Queens, NY

March 2020
CLERMONT-FERRAND FILM FESTIVAL

Clermont-Ferrand, France

February 2020
DISCOVER FILM FESTIVAL

London, UK

October 2019




ABOUT OLIVE NWOSU


Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Olive Nwosu is a BAFTA LA 2020 scholar, Alex Sichel fellow at Columbia University School of the Arts, and one of four ‘African Promises’ directors selected for the Institut Français’ Africa-2020 program. Olive studied documentary filmmaking in Prague and worked in advertising in London, before moving to New York to attend Columbia University, where she will receive an MFA in screenwriting and directing. Her film Troublemaker has received the Best Student Film Award at Discover Film Festival in London, and played as part of the African Perspectives section at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Olive’s work is generally informed by the fragmentary nature of her life’s experiences— across various continents and identities. Themes typically focus on the place of the outsider and the African, challenging the status quo of whom and what we have grown accustomed to seeing on screen.

You can find Olive on her Instagram.






































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