Peridot and Cinema Kpatakpata on Monday released the trailer for The Lost Café directed by Kenneth Gyang.
The film is an uplifting story about a girl’s decision to rise above dark family secrets and culture shock to live her dreams abroad, finding the most unusual answers to her troubling questions somewhere in Drammen where she meets the half blind, strange owner of a quaint coffee shop that serves the best coffee in the world.
AMVCA best supporting actress nominee, Tunde Aladese, stars as Ose with support from Belinda Effah and Ann Njemanze in Nigeria and Terje Lien, Jenny Bonden and Anders Lidin Hansen in Norway.
Norway-based Regina Udalor is the producer and the film’s idea stemmed from her short script.
Ifesinachi Okoli Akpagwu did the screenplay; Jeremiah Gyang is the film’s music producer and Akor Udalor the executive producer.
The Lost Cafe had support from Angenieux in France, Catapult Film in Norway and Project Act Nollywood in Nigeria.
Director, Kenneth Gyang, has been working in film and television since 2006 having graduated from the National Film Institute in Jos.
His notable projects in television included working as a director for the BBC’s Wetin Dey and Televista’s Finding Aisha, for which he was named screen producer of the year at The Future Awards.
His production, Omule, won best documentary film at the 1st Nigerian Students International Film Festival in 2006 and Mummy Lagos also won best film at the Nigerian Field Society Awards organised by the Goethe-Institut in Lagos as well as the jury special mention at the ANIWA festival in Ghana.
To date, Gyang has directed two feature films, Blood and Henna (2012) and Cinema Kpatakpata’s debut Confusion Na Wa (2013), which received funding by the Rotterdam Film Festival’s Hubert Bals Fund.
See The Lost Cafe trailer below.