EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of its Viewers Award win on the 2024 Slamdance Movie Pageant, dramedy African Giants, written, directed and produced by Omar Kamara, has been picked up for worldwide distribution by Juno Movies. Juno plans an intensive pageant launch adopted by a state-side theatrical launch this summer time, with a multi-platform digital launch to observe within the fall.
Happening over a weekend go to in Los Angeles, the movie watches as two first-generation Sierra Leonean American siblings navigate the altering dynamics of brotherhood after a shock announcement. Elder brother Alhaji (Dillon Daniel Mutyaba), an aspiring actor dwelling in Los Angeles, is visited for a weekend by his youthful brother, Sheku (Omete Anassi), a second-year legislation pupil at George Washington College. Unknown to Alhaji, Sheku has include a selected intention: to disclose that he might be dropping out of legislation college and shifting to LA to pursue appearing, identical to his older brother. Because the weekend attracts to an in depth, the 2 should reconcile with one another and familial expectations.
The deal was negotiated between the movie’s producer Leo Blumberg-Woll and Vondah Elizabeth Sheldon, CEO of Juno Movies.
In a press release on the acquisition, Sheldon famous that “Omar’s movie highlights the challenges confronted by two bold brothers whose emigrant mother and father have excessive expectations. Underneath Omar’s route, a quiet household drama performs out about sibling love that can reverberate with anybody who has a brother. It’s a fantastic addition to our slate of award-winning African movies.”
Added Kamara: “We’re delighted that Juno Movies has chosen African Giants. It is a movie by Africans, for Africans and we stay up for working with Vondah Elizabeth to deliver the movie not solely to North American audiences however to African and European audiences as nicely. Juno Movies has lengthy since established itself as a hub for constructing the notoriety of rising filmmakers and I’m extraordinarily excited to see what we will do with African Giants all all over the world.”
Current releases for boutique distributor Juno Movies embody Lasse Hallström’s Hilma and the Gaelic comedy Roise & Frank. Different critically acclaimed titles from the corporate embody The Most Stunning Boy within the World and What She Mentioned: The Artwork of Pauline Kael.