Current Productions
On Set with the “LIONESS OF LISABI” March 23-31 2008

The Lioness of LisabI is a coming of age story set in Nigeria in the 1940’s. A young girl, daughter of the head market vendor, learns to question and confront the traditional fears and domination of the male in her society. Written and executive produced by Stephanie Shonekan, professor of Black Studies at Columbia College, Chicago, ‘The Lioness’ was shot on location in the Santa Cruz valley where an African market place was recreated for this scene. Ms. Shonekan, enthusiastically comments that this is an excellent location for her
Production, as it authentically reflected the 1940’s era in Nigeria which is crucial to the realism of her film.

The main actors were all professionals from the Chicago area and the Director, cinematographer, and several other key crew members were students or alumni also from Columbia College.

Local production crew and extras were employed over the week long shoot and the 20 minute film is expected to be completed over the next few months.
 

 

 




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