Editi Films is the personal film company of writer/director Iquo B. Essien. Her films have screened in 14 countries around the globe, including France, South Africa, and Zimbabwe; receiving international coverage in outlets such as The Guardian, VICE, OkayAfrica, Shadow and Act, The Root, and NBC.
CURRENT AND PAST PROJECTS:
Back Home (Pre-production)
Comedic Drama, 90 minutes
Seventeen years after she left home, Emem returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing grandmother. On this hilarious journey, she confronts her American- and Nigerian-ness, finds love, faces loss, and discovers a story waiting to be told.
New York, I Love You (2016)
Drama, 20 minutes
Viviane is a neurotic, struggling actress given to childish flights of fancy—like moving to LA on a whim to revive her dwindling career. But can she really leave New York and Kazembe, the love of her life, behind?
Aissa's Story (2013)
Drama, 15 minutes
An African immigrant housekeeper and single mother must decide whether to move on with her life or fight when the case against her assaulter is dismissed. Inspired by the New York v. Strauss-Kahn case.