Producer/Director: Nick Stellon
Cast: Jennifer Simmons, Yvette Little, Aneisha Brackens, Al Taylor, Brin Foster
Genre: PVIFF Short Films
Runtime: 13:53 minutes
Forget Me Not is the story of a mother and daughter facing an impossible question: how do you tell the person you love most that you have to leave them? When Mae is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, she is forced to tell her daughter Belle that she will one day forget her. Years later, as the disease has taken full effect, Belle realizes that she must move on from Mae to follow her dream.
Director Biography - Nick Stellon
Nick Stellon is a junior Film student at The University of Alabama. An avid Matthew McConaughey enthusiast, and fan of all things French, Nick hopes to write and direct feature films one day (but don't we all).
Kareem Waris Olamilekan, an 11-year-old artist based in Lagos, is receiving global recognition due to his phenomenal artwork. Describing his style as hyperrealistic, Olamilekan began drawing at the tender age of six. By eight years old, he became a professional, making him the youngest professional artist in Nigeria.
To succeed at hyperrealism, extreme patience is required. While drawing, Olamilekan precisely captures even the most minuscule details in order to bring his works to life. “I try to focus on it to get the detail in the picture and in the artwork too,” he told DD News, adding that those who lack patience will not achieve hyperrealism.
Olamilekan’s typical subject matter includes drawing from everyday life in Lagos, his personal experiences, and family. However, similar to all great artists, his work has a more profound meaning than what initially meets the eye. Take “Daily Bread,” for example. “The inspiration behind it is that something going on around me, especially my family,” Olamilekan explains. “The sweat on it symbolizes hard work and struggling. And the spoon symbolizes food. Everybody in my society has little now, or my streets, they struggle, struggle, they sweat for their eats.”
The child prodigy began receiving worldwide attention after recently meeting with the French president, Emmaneul Macron, who was deeply moved by his work. At only 11 years old, this is only the beginning of Olamilekan’s accomplishments. His art teacher, Adeniyi Adewole, believes that he is one of the most gifted of his students, saying, “He can go far, farther than even beyond our expectations because I believe with what he has been doing, he’s going somewhere greater.”READ MORE........