POND Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Action/Crime/Thriller 2017 Festival

POND, 6min, Canada, Action/Crime
Directed by Tochi Osuji

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

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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