Peridot and Cinema Kpatakpata are proud to announce the release of the trailer for their beautiful poignant film, “The Lost Café“; the film is an uplifting story about a girl’s decision to rise above dark family secrets and culture, live her dreams abroad, finding the most unusual answers to her troubling questions somewhere in Drammen where she meets the half blind strange owner of a quaint coffee shop that serves the best coffee in the world.
“The Lost Café” had support from Angenieux in France, Catapult Film in Norway and Project Act Nollywood in Nigeria; the film is helmed by acclaimed film-maker, Kenneth Gyang, for Peridot and Cinema Kpatakpata. AMVCA Best Supporting Actress nominee, Tunde Aladese, stars as Ose with support from Belinda Effah and Ann Njemanze in Nigeria and Terje Lien, Jenny Bonden and Anders Lidin Hansen in Norway. Norway-based Regina Udalor is the producer and the film’s idea stemmed from her short script; Screenplay by Ifesinachi Okoli Akpagwu and Jeremiah Gyang is the film’s music producer with Akor Udalor as the executive producer.
Kenneth Gyang is a writer and director that has been working in film and television since 2006 having graduated from the National Film Institute in Jos; notable projects in television included working as a director for the BBC’s Wetin Dey and SoundCity’s Finding Aisha, for which he won Screen Producer of the Year at The Future Awards.
To date, Kenneth has directed 2 feature films: the political love story, “Blood and Henna (2012)” and Cinema Kpatakpata‘s debut, “Confusion Na Wa (2013),” which received funding by the Rotterdam Film Festival’s Hubert Bals Fund.
In 2010, he was listed by the popular Nigerian youth culture magazine, Y!, as one of 50 people under the age of 35 that will change Nigeria.