BIG MAN World Premiere at LA Film Fest – Jun 21


A short film by Julius Onah

World Premiere – June 21st
Short Film Program #3

BIG MAN is a little story about two young boys growing up on Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. Owoga is a mischievous, energetic kid always eager to play and Owoko is his sweet little brother who’s just trying to keep up. It’s summer vacation and all they want to do is adventure, just like their hero — Indiana Jones. But when one of Owoga’s games goes to far, both brothers must confront the fact that childhood isn’t always fun and games.

BIG MAN is the film Julius created as part of Focus Features 2010 Short Film Program for African Filmmakers.

Julius Onah is an award winning filmmaker who has been selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of its 2010 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Born in Nigeria and raised in The Philippines, Togo, England, and Virginia, Julius lives in New York City and completed his M.F.A. at New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program where he was selected as a Deans Fellow and a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar.

His work has screened worldwide including at the Berlin International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Plus Camerimage and also on HBO, Hulu and mtvU. Julius was a directing talent at the Berlin Film Festival’s 2009 Berlin Talent Campus. He was also selected for the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2010 Tribeca All Access program for his recently completed debut feature The Girl is in Trouble with executive producer Spike Lee.


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