After teasing what they were working on in what described as a flash instead of a teaser trailer thanks to its length (they’re still learning how to do that so give them a break), director Bolaji Kekere-Ekun and producer Nkechi Bakare of 37thSTATE have finally released the short film Nkiru which delves further into the mystery of the legend of the Mami Water.
Shot in a style reminiscent of the Hollywood urban legend genre, and scored by award-winning Hollywood music composer Austin Wintory, Nkiru is the director’s fun perspective on an age-old African tale of love and sacrifice. Based on the African urban legend of Mami Wata, the short-film centers around a group of friends who disappear from a beach party under mysterious circumstances.
Mermaid myths can be found in a myriad of cultures all over the world, inspiring interesting and captivating stories. Both Nkiru and the preceding documentary Lady in the Water offer an entertaining and eye-opening deeper dive into this international phenomenon in narrative film and documentary format, respectively. Viewers are encouraged to check out the Lady In The Water documentary as a prelude to Nkiru.
The short film stars Tienepre Oki ,Chichi Iyiegboniwe,Ikechukwu Chima and KC Ejelonu and is now available for viewing