Meet "The Critics", The Young Nigerian Filmmakers Who Shoot Sci-fi Movies With Smartphones -PICS/VID

Published 6 months ago by: success Xenab
at 17-08-2019 11:29PM (6 months ago)

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A group of Nigerian student filmmakers called “The Critics” are making waves all over the world and we’re totally here for it!

The young filmmakers from Northern state of Kaduna, made their first film “Redemption” in 2016. They saved for a month to buy the green fabric for the chroma key and taught themselves how to do visual effects by watching tutorials on Youtube.

After their efforts impressed Nollywood movie producer Kemi Adetiba, she tweeted about them, and

them go viral and attracting the attention of International filmmaker, JJ Abrams known for highly successful movies like Star wars, Star Trek, Spiderman etc, Hollywood Actress, Olivia Wilde, AL Jazeera International who made a documentary on them and The Visual Effects Society.


Adetiba started a fundraising campaign that amassed a total of almost $6,000 “The Critics” which they used to buy some equipment for their future productions.

Now, the team has more efficient laptops, a few lighting gadgets, light shedder, some cameras and others.

See some photos and video of them below:



















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ficull at 18-08-2019 12:12AM (6 months ago)
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Them try sha
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Henrybobo at 18-08-2019 10:32AM (6 months ago)
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This is lovely.. God bless ur parents for bringing u up well..the sky is ur limit
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Slimchery at 18-08-2019 12:35PM (6 months ago)
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Lots of great talent in Nigeria but bad and useless government is killing great talent bcus of their failure to deliver good and quality standards to its people, I hope God lead this people to were they can surely show their stuffs bcus Nigeria is a dream killer
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