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Renouncing Angelica - A film by Temi Ojo (Trailer)

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Uploaded on Aug 14, 2009

"Love. It's about what you wish to share, not what the other deserves."

Synopsis:
Drew is a match to donate bone marrow to his ex-fiancee; however he is having difficulty committing to it because he is still upset at her infidelity.

Starring:
Jean-Pierre Vertus
Dani Coleman
Shenna Bautista

Written/Directed by: Temi Ojo
Produced by: Temi Ojo & Vanessa Mariveles
Director of Photography: Benjamin Casias
Edited by: Temi Ojo
Original Score by: Curt Schatz


Critics' Remarks:
"Temi Ojo's Renouncing Angelica is a heart rending short work." - Neil Kendricks, San Diego Union Tribune

"A brilliantly crafted story, with great directing and editing; a very encouraging film, the director has huge potential." - Jury, ION International Film Festival

"Temi Ojo seeks to delve beneath the surface emotions of his subject for deeper psychological meaning - an auspicious start for an independent filmmaker; ...keep an eye on this developing director." - James Hall, Festival Director, Gold Lion Film Festival

"A powerful film. Very moving. I love it" - Diane Baker, Actress, The Silence of the Lambs, The Joy Luck Club

"There are many moments of great cinematic power and truthful and profound human behavior. It shows a true directorial sensibility. The music and soundwork really brings forth Temi Ojo's sensitive feeling for his characters." - Andrew Wagner, Award-winning Director, Starting Out in the Evening

"Renouncing Angelica is a powerful short that has a place in any festival seeking to promote positive images." - David Small, Director, Texas Black Film Festival

"Temi Ojo is a star! This is only the beginning..." - Dominique Piotet, (former) CEO, L'Atelier - BNP Paribas

Awards and Film Festivals:
WINNER -- Festival Director's Award - Gold Lion Film Festival 2009
WINNER -- Best Short Film Award - ION International Film Festival 2009
WINNER -- Special Artistic Talent Award - Silicon Valley Film Festival 2010
Official Selection -- California Independent Film Festival 2010
Official Selection -- BET Lens On Talent Showcase 2010
Official Selection -- San Diego Black Film Festival 2010
Official Selection -- Texas Black Film Festival 2010
Official Selection -- San Francisco Black Film Festival 2010
Official Selection -- Montreal International Black Film Festival 2010
Official Selection -- Kenya International Film Festival 2010
Official Selection -- S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase 2010
Official Selection -- International Pan African Film Festival of Cannes, 2011

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