A True Story of Hope
A Kidnapping plot to get Asa out of the country, sends her mind careening through events in her abused filled past. She has to get out before her soul's completely lost. She "wants to leave, but not this way."
The day's events lead her, her mom and relatives (the kidnapping party) back to Asa's home to confront her dad and request that he gives her permission to leave.
Asa was shot as a teaser for the feature length version of the same title.
Shot on the RED Scarlett, it was filmed in the Bronx, Sprain Parkway, New Rochelle and Westchester County airport, New York.
Is a series of scenes from a true story, about a seventeen year old Nigerian girl's search for freedom from an abusive-filled existence.
The film opens during a kidnapping plot, by her mother and her mother's relatives, to get Asa out of the country. Through a series of flashbacks, we are shown moments in her traumatic past that force the need to get her out. She only has one day, today, to make it happen. Her internal conflict about leaving the family she knows behind however, causes her to confront her father before the day is over.
This dramatic tale takes place in two cities (Lagos and Benin) in Nigeria, West Africa, and chronicles Asa's life from age 7 to age 17. In 13:25mins, we glimpse a micro fraction of what life is like for her.
What's most incredible about Asa's story, is it could be anyone's; regardless of race, class, religious beliefs or culture. It's a story of courage, a story of hope.
The feature length version is currently in development.