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Photos From The Private Screening of My Movie ‘DRY’ in the UK

The private screening of my movie “Dry” took place recently at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, UK where part of the film was shot. With over 150 guests in attendance, movie enthusiasts and critics from the UK and beyond who attended the event had nothing but words of commendation and praise for DRY which received a resounding 10-minute-standing ovation from the entire audience.

“This film is an opportunity to create an awareness. It is a privilege to be on the project”- Liz (Benson) Ameye

With moving, heart-wrenching scenes accompanied by the serious, and often-controversial social matters addressed, many were moved to tears. The special advisor to the President on Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) Dr. Precious Gbeneol, who was in attendance, gave an engaging speech on the effect and importance of the film in terms of social good for not only West Africa, but for the continent as a whole. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Aberystwyth Prof. April McMahon gave special acknowledgment of the importance of building bridges and connections with Africa and the world to bring these stories to life.

 “The warm reception at Aberystwyth from the guests at this screening was overwhelming. Listening to people discuss the real issue that the film was based on was truly liberating. This is more than just a film. It is a movement to change the lives of many young women who suffer from VVF”– Director, Producer, Writer Stephanie Linus

The film stars: Darwin Shaw as Dr. Alex, the legendary Liz Benson Ameye as the Matron, Bill McNamara as Dr. Brown, and introducing Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge as Halima the teenager who had to endure a life not designed for a child: to be married to a man who was more than four times her age. The production of this film was supported by the Office of the SA to the President on MDGs Nigeria, Aberystwyth University Wales, Diamond Woman, Ford Foundation and many more.

The movie trailer for DRY can be watched through this link– bit.ly/drytrailer. The film will premier in Nigeria and across Africa in the Spring of 2015.

Also starring in the film are Olu Jacobs, Tijjani Faraga, Hauwa Maina, Rahama Hassan, Rekiya Attah, Hakeem Hassan and Afamefuna Klint Igwemba (aka Klint da drunk) and many Art students of Aberystwyth. The production’s creative team includes director of photography, Angel Barroeta, executive producer, Linus Idahosa, co-produced by Jane Lawalata with Akanimo Odon and Murtza Ali Ghaznavi as line producers and Chinedu Omorie as first assistant.

Movie goers can follow the film on the official movie site at www.themoviedry.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/themoviedry or on Twitter with the handle @themovieDry

Thank you SL Fabz for all your support! Here are some photos from the premiere.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Omowunmi
    December 17, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Thumbs up! I love your dress. Still want to be part of the extended hands crew. #stillondmatter

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    December 18, 2014 at 2:25 am

    This is Lovely!
    A great way to end the year.
    Congrats aunty Steph.
    May God take u higher.
    Waiting for DRY to hit naija cinemas.
    Can’t wait

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    patience inyang
    December 18, 2014 at 10:19 am

    can i be part of u

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    BENI
    December 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    i pray God increase the works of your hand. your work is an inspiration to everyone far and beyond.thank you for creating awareness on VVF through your movie ‘DRY’ and transforming the lives of women around the globe.i admire your work and person so much and i hope to work with you some day. you are my role model….RIDE ON

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