Drama, Foreign, 25 New Faces | 2017 | NR.1hr 30min CAST: Jacob Ayanaba, Grace Ayariga, Justina Kulidu DIRECTOR: Kelly Daniela Norris, T.W. Pittman
Official 2016 Tacoma Film Festival Selection
An intimate narrative from northern Ghana, NAKOM follows Iddrisu, a talented medical student who returns to his home village after his father’s sudden death. Faced with a debt that could destroy his family, Iddrisu has no choice but to turn their farm and fortunes around. Over the course of a growing season, Iddrisu confronts both the tragedy and beauty of village life, and must finally choose between two very different futures. Premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
T.W. Pittman graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Film and Political Science, and served with the Peace Corps in Ghana from 2006-2008, focused on sustainable income generation in the village of Nakom. Her film work includes the award-winning short film SINNERMAN (co-directed by Norris), studying screenwriting under the mentorship of David Milch (DEADWOOD), and serving as Producer and Editor of Kelly Daniela Norris’ debut feature, SOMBRAS DE AZUL - one of the first ever Cuban-American coproductions in more than 50 years.
Kelly Daniela Norris graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a degree in Film and Psychology, and taught for 3 years in the South Bronx with Teach for America. Her first feature, SOMBRAS DE AZUL (SHADES OF BLUE), was shot on-location in Cuba and premiered at the Austin Film Festival, winning an audience award, and has been featured at a dozen domestic and international festivals.