VOL. I, ISSUE I: ORIGIN
Theatre Lovers is a short film that suspends viewers in a moment in time, using a voyeuristic vantage point to frame an interaction between two strangers. By inserting audiences into an intimate conversation that tiptoes around taboos and subtle mishaps, Theatre Lovers exposes the impact of identity on everyday communication. We have all seen films about hate, and we've all seem films about love, but has there ever been a film about intrigue that manifests itself as hate but is actually an invitation for potential love? Theatre Lovers is an awkward modern tale of 2 people exposing the subtle complexities of race, class, and age barriers that often come between us.
Writer: Saddiq Abubakar
Director: Saddiq Abubakar
Duration: 10 mins.
Screening Date: June 14th, 2018
Screening Location: Spring Studios, TriBeCa
Saddiq Abubakar is a Nigerian American filmmaker based in Berlin. Due to his multilingual and multicultural upbringing, Saddiq has gained a sensitivity to the nuances of social situations from multiple perspectives. Showing an early interest in poetry, photograph and theatre, it seemed only a matter of time before he started making films.