Director BIO: Tochi Osuji

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

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Tochi Osuji was born in Toronto, Canada in 1984. The son of African immigrants, Tochi grew up between Canada, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. He has also travelled to several countries in Europe and Asia, which gave him an early fascination with religion and culture. Eventually, he settled in Toronto to attend Ryerson University, where he majored in Radio & Television Arts. “Pond” is Tochi’s debut film.

Director Statement

The idea for Pond came to me while on a recent trip to Nigeria. I felt constantly bombarded with religion in a country that needs to focus on tangible solutions rather than waste time and resources on such institutions. I wanted to make a film to support nonbelievers especially my Black and Latino people. We are among the hardest hit by religion, which makes our journeys especially challenging.

Ultimately, I have a lot of love for believers. They are my family, friends, etc. I think beliefs shouldn’t distract us from resolving essential problems.

Get to know the short film: POND, 6min, Canada, Action/Crime

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

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In this martial arts drama set in 1800 Upper Canada, two slaves jeopardize their escape to baptize themselves.

Project Links
  • Tochi Osuji
    Director
  • Tochi Osuji
    Writer
  • Tochi Osuji
    Producer
  • Craig Henry
    Key Cast
  • Dale Samms
    Key Cast
  • Jeffrey Aarles
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    action, period, fantasy
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 18, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    ARRI Amira
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

July 2017 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

Submit your Thriller/Suspense Screenplay to the Festival: https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/

 

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festival posterSUICIDE NOTE, 5min, UK, Fantasy/Thriller
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festival posterECSTASY BOULEVARD, 5min, USA, Fantasy/Sci-Fi
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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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June 2017 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

Submit your Thriller/Suspense Screenplay to the Festival: https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/

 

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festival posterCRADLE, 11min, USA, Sci-Fi/Thriller
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festival posterBLURRY, 5min, USA, Thriller/Mystery
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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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May 2017 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

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festival posterWALKING SUPPLY, 25min, Canada, Crime/Thriller
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festival posterKOOKIE, 12min, Canada, Horror
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festival posterFANTOME, 13min, Canada, Horror/Drama
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festival posterVOYEUR, 15min, Canada, Thriller/Spy
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festival posterSEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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Audience Feedback Video: KONG’s, 10min, USA, Crime/Thriller

Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO from the April 2017 Film Festival:

  MOVIE POSTERKONG’s, 10min, USA, Crime/Thriller
Directed by Ian Schiller

When a low criminal makes his move against an old friend, it thrusts him into the deep end of a criminal world where his next move could be his last.

Director’s Statement:

I live in Santa Cruz Ca, a town where the tech billions of the Silicon Valley is held at bay by a redwood forest and a winding road through the mountains. It’s a town where vacationers and day trippers brave the pass to enjoy it’s beaches and millionaires overbid themselves to buy beachfront property.

However, beneath this sunny veneer lies a shadow culture, people living outside the margins of society. Transients forced on busses to Santa Cruz from less accommodating locals. Lurkers existing as they have and will – skating, surfing, partying, living for the next swell. Living by the money…

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Audience Feedback Video: OLIVER’S LANDING, 7min, USA, Thriller/Drama

Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO from the April 2017 Film Festival:

  MOVIE POSTEROLIVER’S LANDING, 7min, USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Eugenio Juarez

A Modern Sociopath forces five strangers to play a game for their lives in this thriller.

Film Type:Short, Web / New Media

Genres:Thriller, Drama

Runtime:7 minutes 30 seconds

Completion Date:March 27, 2016

Production Budget:3,500 USD

Country of Origin:United States

Country of Filming:United States

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:RED

Film Color:Color

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