ADELE

9 Juillet 2017, 12:37

 

Directed by: Mirene Igwabi

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 15:11

Year of production: 2016

 

SYNOPSIS

 

In the face of an African family tradition imposed on her in Australia, fourteen-year-old Adele is torn between high school and home where she is a wife from an arranged marriage and a mother-to-be.

 

PRODUCTION AND DSTRIBUTION

 

Production Company: SAE Institute Brisbane / Musemaker

Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

 

CAST

 

Adele: Princess Mariama Andrews

Peter: Deng Abul

Aunt: Merelyn Berkeley

Uncle: Charles Allen

Ms Patel: Aveena Anthony

Mrs Williams: Jacqui Hall

Ms T: Erin Connor

 

FULL CREDITS

 

Director: Mirene Igwabi

Screenwriter: Mirene Igwabi

Producer: Grace Julia

Assistant Director: Gene Corser   

Director of Photography: Jason Hargreaves ACS

Production Designer: John Dowding

Sound: Lachlan Simpson

Editing: Digby Hogan

Sound Editing: Ross Batten

Music Composer: Ack Kinmonth

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Genre: Drama

Sub-genre: Multicultural, feminist, African, women’s issues, teen

Production language: English

Country of origin: Australia

Year of production: 2016

Total running time: 15:11

Production format: Arri Alexa

Mini Color type: Colour

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Sound format: 5:1 Surround   

 

AWARDS

 

Winner Dendy Award for Best Live Action Short Film Sydney Film Festival 2017

Winner Best Short Film St Kilda Film Festival 2017
Winner Best Director St Kilda Film Festival 2017
Winner Best Young Actor St Kilda Film Festival 2017

 

 

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

 

Official Selection: Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival 2016

Finalist: SAE ATOM Awards 2016

Official Selection: Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2017

Official Selection: 19th Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival 2017 

Official Selection: Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz Art 2017

Official Selection: West End Film Festival 2017

Official Selection: St. Kilda Film Festival 2017

Official Selection: Sydney Film festival 2017

Official SelectionQueensland Film Festival 2017

 BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR 

 

 

Mirene Igwabi was born in Democratic Republic of Congo. At age four she experienced civil war in Congo in 1996, and her family took refuge in Uganda. In 2007, she moved to Australia where she graduated from high school and went on to university to study business. During her studies, Mirene started creating YouTube videos as a hobby, which lead her to travel around Australia hosting concerts for one of Africa’s biggest musical acts, Flavor N’abania. During these tours, she discovered a love for film, so she embarked on film degree at SAE Creative Media Institute in Brisbane. Adele is Mirene’s graduation film.   

 

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