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Video: After Over A Year Of Work, CJ Obasi Releases Trailer For “Hello, Rain”, Adaptation Of Nnedi Okorafor’s Hello Moto

Watch the trailer for Hello, Rain the short film adaptation of Nigerian writer Nnedi Okorafor‘s Afrofuturistic book, “Hello Moto”.

Directed by CJ ObasiHello, Rain is based on an afrofututuristic short story by World Fantasy, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author, Nnedi Okorafor. It is about three scientist witches who through a combination of juju and technology create magical wigs that grant them untold supernatural powers. As with everything, power corrupts and Rain, the leader finds herself in a confrontation with her friends, where she must stop them before they destroy the entire nation.

Obasi said:

Guys, It’s been over 16 months of work! From receiving the option to adapt this gorgeous story by the visionary @nnediokorafor, to an extensive scripting and pre-production, with a team so dedicated, so imaginative and talented, to a production so demanding of blood, sweat and the splitting of backbones, to 8 months of post-production with some of the most disciplined guys I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing.

Hello, Rain will get a world premiere at the 64th International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen (Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen) – the oldest short film festival in the world on May 6.

Watch the trailer below:

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