Pray

Caleb Azumah Nelson | United Kingdom | 2023 | 19'
Screenings
Sat 11 May H 15:00
from Tue 7 May - 0:00
to Sun 12 May - 23:59
Section
Original title
Pray
Synopsis
Set in the glow of a South London summer, through parties of celebration and gatherings of remembrance, two brothers try to find freedom from the grief of losing their parents. Based on a story by the director/writer, the film investigates the value of brotherliness and the community facing the grief of loss.
Cast
David Jonsson, Lamar Waves, Tara Tijani
Films Distribution
B-Side Production
Production
B-Side Production, BBC Film, Warner Music
Editing
Caleb Azumah Nelson
Cinematography
Korsshan Schlauer
Editing
Marnie Hollande
Language
English, Twi, Ga
Subtitles
English, Italian
Premiere
Italian premiere
Main awards
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Trailer
Images
Biography
Caleb Azumah Nelson is a writer and director, based in South East London. Pray (B Side/BBC Films) is his first short film, and he also has a feature, The Last Stop, in development with Heyday/Film4. In addition to his original TV series, Endless (Element Pictures), he is adapting his novels, Open Water (2021) and Small Worlds (2023) for TV, the latter optioned by BBC Studios-backed Brock Media. His novels and photography have won numerous awards, including the Costa Prize. He is a National Book Award ‘5 Under 35’ Honoree and he is a Fellow of MacDowell artist residency program.
Filmography
2023 - Pray, sf

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