AK SHORT FILM
‘AK’ – new film directed by Michael Chandler, and starring Julian Sandi.
”AK” is the new short drama about a young Sierra Leonean guy, who lived through the conflict as both victim and perpetrator, and now finds himself in a foreign land, London, as a student.
Lost and alienated and surrounded by sympathetic people who really don’t have any understanding of what he has experienced, AK’s mind starts to blur the lines between the past and the present. AK slowly loses grip on reality despite regular phone calls home to his sister, FA (Fatmata). One morning, following a run in with some youth the night before, AK reads of a double murder in the newspaper and fears that he is responsible. And AK becomes increasingly haunted and tormented by his ‘debul’, which increasingly threaten his hopes, goals and dreams.
Starring up-and-coming Sierra Leonean actor and musician Julian Sandi and featuring great performances from young people from east London. ’AK’ mixes drama, thriller, dance and fantasy and combines English and Krio languages throughout. An innovative and exciting film about chasing aspirations and holding onto reality in the face of isolation, alienation and trauma.
Currently shooting. Watch this space for more information…
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