Project Description

ABIDJAN

(2010, 34 MIN)

A young soccer player from Brooklyn learns valuable lessons about life and soccer when he goes to Ivory Coast, his mother’s homeland, for summer vacation.

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CAST

Brandon Morrison as EFE

Liris Crosse as SADE

Christian Gomis as UNCLE ALE

Stayron Obre as STAYRON

Paul Arthur as TONY

Bradley Nestor as REGIS

Kyle Seales as COACH SCOTT

Ana Sess as BOLA

CREW

Director/Writer/Producer ALEXANDER ETSEYATSE

Executive Producer CLAUDE OBRE & MONIQUE OBRE

Associate Producer J. MONTY NYAHAY & EBONY J LEWIS

Cinematographer JONATHAN BREGEL/IAN DULEY/ERIK SHIRAI

Editor CHARLES GAY

Music Score by CHRISTOPHER NORTH

1st AD NATALIE GARRISON & SAMUEL MARK NWOKEUKWU

AWARDS

XXVI. Black International Cinema of Berlin Germany, May 2011. *Best Children Film*.

Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, Sept 2010, *Honorable Mention*

The All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival, *Best US Short Film*

15 minutes of Fame Film Festival, *Best Family Film*

Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, *Award of Merit*

The International Trailer Film Festival, *Best of Fest*

Made In NY Film Festival, *1st Place Best Film*

FILM FESTIVALS/SCREENINGS

Martha Vineyard African American Film Festival

XXVI. Black International Cinema of Berlin Germany

Festival International du Film Panafricain Cannes

International Family Film Festival, Hollywood

Pan African Film Festival on Feb. 16 – 23 in LA, Studentfest 2011

San Diego Black Film Festival

The International Trailer Film Festival

Poppy Jasper Film Festival

Kids First! Film Festival

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival

Los Angeles Reel Film Festival

Williamsburg International Film Festival

2010 Great Lakes International Film Festival

Landlocked Film Festival

The Roxbury International Film Festival

The All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival

Long Island International Expo

15 minutes of Fame Film Festival

New Jersey International Film Festival

International Film Festival of South Africa

San Francisco Black Film Festival

Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood

The Boston International Film Festival

Made In NY Film Festival