We’ve previously mentioned filmmaker Alexander Etseyatse’s short film, Four One Nine, but now the film is completed and a trailer for it has just been release, which you can watch below.
Four One Nine is the latest in what seems to be a trend of films dealing with those Nigerian email scams, like the British made feature, Woolwich Boys, which Courtney profiled last fall HERE.
Etseyatse, who has a backgound working as a production assistant on several TV series and feature films, in New York, has previously directed five short films, including Mikel’s Faith which made the film festival circuit last year.
And for his latest film, which deals with two British/Nigerian brothers who are involved in an illegal mail business, which one brother wants to end while the other “just wants to do one more job” is already scheduled to be shown at some film festivals in February, including the Pan African Film Festival in L.A., the San Diego Black Film Festival, New Voices in Black Cinema in Brooklyn and Anecdotes of a Nigeria: 4 Short Films in New York.
Here’s the trailer for the film; just judging form the complexity of the story and the solid production values, it’s hard to believe that it’s only a 15 minute short and not a feature length film.