the Cleveland international film festival 2018

1745 had its U.S. premiere at The Academy Oscar qualifying 'Cleveland International Film Festival' in April.

We are thrilled to see our important story resonating with audiences far & wide!

 

 

the international film festival Rotterdam 2018

1745 had its European premiere at The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018. thank you to everyone for their continued support of this important story!

 

 

THE BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM  AWARDS 2017

Morayo at The British Independent Film Awards 2017 WITH HER SISTER AND CO-STAR MOYO AKANDE.

1745 was nominated for the 'Best British Short Film' award. MORAYO WROTE 1745 AND stars IN the leading role. Congratulations to her fellow nominees and to all the winners!

the LONDON SHORT film festival 2018

1745 is in COMPETITION for Best Short Film at The London Short Film Festival 2018! THIS WILL BE a great start to 2018!

Screening on 15 January at 8.30pm at The Rich Mix London AND 19 January at 6.30pm at The Curzon Soho in the 'When Trouble Comes to Town' strand!

 

BAFTA Scotland  AWARDS 2017

Morayo ATTENDED  the BAFTA Scotland AWARDS! 1745 WAS NOMINATED FOR THE BEST SHORT FILM AWARD, WHICH SHE WROTE AND  stars in the leading role AS REBECCA Atkin.

 

IT WAS  A BRILLIANT  NIGHT! Congratulations to all the winners & HER fellow nominees!

Morayo WORE A Nigerian Ankara inspired dress straight from Lagos!, NIGERIA!

BAFTA Scotland  NOMINEES PARTY 2017

Morayo ATTENDED the BAFTA Scotland Nominees Party WITH Her sister MoYo . 1745 is nominated for the Best Short Film award.

1745 WINNER of the Best Short Film Award at The Africa International Film Festival Globe Awards 2017

1745 is the WINNER of the BEST SHORT FILM Award at The Africa International Film Festival - Afriff Globe Awards!

 

1745 Nominated for  Best British Short Film at The BIFA Awards 2017

1745 has been nominated for the British Independent Film Awards for The Best British Short Film!

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BAFTA Scotland - Best Short Film Award 2017

Morayo has been nominated for the BAFTA Scotland 'Best Short Film' Award 2017. The ceremony takes place on Sunday 5 November. we have our fingers crossed!

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MORAYO AKANDE is the wINNER of the Best SCREENWRITER Award at the UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL Awards 2017

morayo is the WINNER of the BEST Screenwriter award for '1745'. Morayo is incredibly honored  to receive this special award. It is brilliant to have this important story recognized!

the BFI London Film Festival 2017  - NETWORK @ LFF

Morayo WAS ONE OF 17 PARTICIPANTS IN This year's edition of NETWORK @ LFF.

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The Africa International Film Festival 2017

1745 Is officially selected for The Africa International Film Festival  in Lagos, Nigeria and is in competition for The Best Short Film award! IT will also be screening as part of the British Council Initiative - Film Connections programme to share knowledge and deepen co-production opportunities between film-makers from Nigeria and the UK!

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Underwire Festival 2017

1745 has been officially selected for the BAFTA qualifying UnderWire Festival 2017 and Morayo is nominated for the Writing Award!

 

1745 is screening in London on Thursday 23rd November at 9:00pm, and  is featured in the 'PERIOD PIECES'.

BOOK tickets here: link

 

 

The Black International Film Festival UK 2017

1745 Is officially selected for The Black International Film Festival 2017 and is in competition for the ‘Best Short Film’ at the MVISA Awards 2017!  screening on October 24th at 6pm at The Mac Birmingham in Birmingham, UK AND will be featured alongside a selection of fantastic International shorts in the ‘BIFF Fest: In Her Shoes’ strand.

Book your tickets here: LINK

 

 

1745 - Officially selected for the 61st BFI London Film Festival 2017

1745 HAS been officially selected for the 61st edition of the BFI London Film Festival 2017!

screening on October 5th at 6.15pm at Curzon Soho in Screen 1 AND October 6th at 8.50pm at the BFI Southbank in Screen NFT2.

 

 

 

Sugarcane Magazine

Sisters shine light on on slavery in Scotland with New Film

read MoRAyo and Moyo's interview for Sugarcane Magazine discussing 1745

Sugarcane Magazine is dedicated to uniting and exposing creatives from Africa and African diaspora. Thank you Melissa Hunter Davis for sharing an interest in the story!  #blackgirlmagic Click here to read the full article

 

 

EIFF Stories - Talent Lab 2017

Morayo speakS about her experience on this years Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab 2017!

 

 

Golden Globes Foreign Press Association

1745 was mentioned on the official Golden Globes website! THANK YOU to Armando Gallo of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the fantastic write up!

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1745 World Premiere at 71st edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

1745 HAD ITS World Premiere at The Edinburgh International Film Festival with  Two  SOLD OUT screenings! thrilled to be acknowledged WITH A Jury 'Special Mention'!

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  - Talent Lab 2017

Morayo WAS ONE OF 30 PARTICIPANTS IN  THIS YEARS Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab 2017!!!

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THE GLASGOW EVENING TIMES

1745 Was featured in the Glasgow evening times. morayo discusses the inspiration behind '1745' and the history of Scotland's involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.

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THE SUNDAY HERALD - SCOTLAND, SLAVERY, AND SISTERHOOD.

1745 made the cover of The Sunday Herald Magazine with a four page spread. morayo talks about the making of '1745' and working with her sister, moyo akande.

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'1745' PROMO PHOTO SHOOT

We had hair and makeup, costume design and even special effects smoke today to shoot the film poster. WATCH THIS SPACE, THE OFFICIAL POSTER IS COMING VERY SOON!

bFi network X bafa crew 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO MORAYO. SHE WAS SELECTED FOR THIS YEARS BFI NETWORK AND BAFTA CREW! THIS IS a year long professional development programme for crew, writers, directors and producers based in the UK.

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'1745' on the cover of bfi networks new pitch magazine

1745 has wrapped and  we are featured on the  cover of the first issue of bfi networks 'pitch' magazine!

 cHECK OUT '1745' PROMO CLIP!

 

STV NEWS

WE APPEARED ON STV NEWS TO discuss the making of 1745 movie! Great to see our project is gathering such a positive response in Scotland.

 

 

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'1745' has been commissioned by the Scottish Film Talent Network

 

SIX FILMS COMMISSIONED FOR SCOTTISH SHORTS PROGRAMME Scottish Film Talent Network is delighted to announce the six short films commissioned for the New Talent Scottish Shorts 2016 programme:

 

 

1745 (Drama)

Writer: Morayo Akandé; Director: Gordon Napier; Producer: John McKay

When two young black slaves escape into the wilds of 18th century Scotland, they must use all of their courage and strength to survive, unite, and stay free.

 

 

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'1745' NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!

 

1745 BEGINS filming October 24th and we really need your support and financial backing to do this story justice!  We’ve done so much already to get everything in place to make this film a reality and to shine a light on a much forgotten time in Britain’s history. Please consider getting involved and contributing to this exciting and unique project and become a part of it!

 

If you can’t afford to contribute then you can still help us by using the Indiegogo share tools to share the project on social media to help spread the word! Help us reach £5,000 together!!!

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Morayo Akandé