Meja Shoba is an independent filmmaker who recently concluded her Masters in Fine Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in Film Directing/Production. Her self-funded shortfilm, Dear Pearl has just been selected to be in the New Orleans Film Festival, and was also selected to be in competition as Best Short Film, 14 - 22 October 2015. All she needs is just funding to get her and her film producer to the film festival.
Her film was also an Official Selection at the Durban International Film Festival 2015.
Dear Pearl is a coming of age story about a 14-year old boy, Tumi who can’t catch a break. His Grandpa shoos him out of the house, his older brother reprimands him for getting involved in his “grown-man” doings. But Tumi’s bad luck turns around when he runs into his brother’s beautiful girlfriend Pearl.
John spoke to Shoba about her film, Dear Pearl:
I can give credit in the film to any company that wants to be represented in the credits.— Meja Shoba, Independent filmmaker
You can contact Meja Shoba via her website.
See the trailer of the film below:
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