November 24 (THEWILL) – The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) 2021 has nominated the producer and director of Obi Emelonye’s film “Black Mail” in the Best Feature Film category.
Buff formed in July 2005 in UK by Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe MBE, presents independent urban cinema in the absence of such state sponsored activity in UK.
It is the oldest festival of black-owned films and has been a pioneering platform for all facets of diversity since their formation in 2005.
Emelonye via an Instagram post shared the exciting news with the caption: “Black Mail is nominated for Best Feature Film at BUFF 2021.”
The film was shot in the UK in 2020. Action thriller, the film is about Chinda (OC Ukeje), a well-known London actor who is involved in a sextortion lawsuit brought against him by Igor, a criminal oligarch and digital fraudster. .
A mistaken identity, webcam hacking, and threats of violence put Chinda’s family at risk as he searches for the perpetrators.
No doubt this film will do well in theaters, as will some of Emelonye’s past films like Last Flight to Abuja (2012), The Mirror Boy (2011) and Onye Ozi (2013).