Again i am equally as nervous as i am excited. I have finally tried my hands at a little experimental film. It is my first so please don’t judge too harshly.
It all started from a short story i wrote a few years ago called Shrink. A story about a very self aware young woman who forces herself to come to terms with the conflict raging between herself, her body and society’s perceptions of her body. The idea of “Shrink” didn’t only represent the character physically trying to loose weight but is was also about the character psychologically becoming a “Shrink” onto herself. For some reason i always wished i could do something visually with this story and most of the people i had told said it was a bad idea to film.
Then i watched my dear friend Akwaeke Zara Emezi’s ‘Ududeagu’ and was completely inspired. I took out just three paragraphs of the story, wrote a treatment, spoke with my friend Imoh Majorboy Umoren and after putting it off for a few months because of our busy schedules, we decided to film one early sunday morning and here we are now.
So i hope you enjoy the story and you do help to spread the word. You can read the original short story by simply clicking on this link http://brittlepaper.com/2014/05/shrink-wana-udobang/
Shrink by Wana Udobang and Imoh Majorboy Umoren