Title: The Promise
Genre: Short Film
Starring: Carolyna Iredia, Babajide Adio, Yomi Moses, Ashley Itua, Akin Okunrinboye
Director: Akin Okunrinboye
Akin Okunrinboye’s The Promise is nothing more than a comical antidote. So long as it is seen in this light, one can choose to forgive the lack of a proper music score, and maybe forgive the abysmal transition in the characters’ mood that make the short film seem like a badly rehearsed stage performance. The Promise would sure make you laugh, not the ‘blow-my-brain-out’ kind of laughter, but the ‘oh-that-is-so-funny’ kind, and maybe while laughing, you would fail to realise that Kemi woke up with makeup and accessories on. This work is best listened to on radio perhaps, not watched.
Reviewed by Innocent Ekejiuba