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.

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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Audience Feedback Video: THE PROWLER, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama

Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO from the April 2017 Film Festival:

  MOVIE POSTERTHE PROWLER, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Tim Kent

Daniel Wilson is looking forward to his first proper Christmas with girlfriend Helena. But when ex-wife Eva calls on Christmas Eve, claiming a prowler has tried to break in, Daniel finds himself back at his former family home. He is determined to protect his ex-wife and daughter Alice from harm, but is Eva telling the truth? Or is this just a last ditch attempt to resurrect their marriage and lure Daniel back into the fold?

Film Type:Short

Runtime:15 minutes 19 seconds

Completion Date:May 1, 2015

Production Budget:25,000 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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