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So you think life is hard, try raising your children to be morally upright in the current harsh realities the world is facing.

Independent producers, Melissa Adeyemo and Abbesi Akhamie, are set to premiere their latest short film, ‘Still Water Runs Deep’, at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film was written and directed by NYU Tisch Graduate student Abbesi Akhamie.

‘Still Water Runs Deep’ is the story of a father who must withstand his emotions and preserve his pride when his estranged son goes missing. The film was shot in Afowa-Uzairue, Edo State in the southwest region of Nigeria.

AMVCA Trailblazer Award winner, Lala Akindoju, works as casting director and co producer in this movie. She also brings in veteran theatre and film actor Toyin Oshinaike, as well as Nollywood actors, Rita Edward and Yemi Adebiyi.

The film speaks to the difficulty honest, hardworking men face when trying to raise children in the harsh realities of the world.

The film’s international premiere is set for the Toronto International Film Festival in September as part of the official selection in the short film category.

Watch trailer below:

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