February 24, 2015 – GREECE
And ‘UNBROKEN’ goes to Greece!
“UNBROKEN; The John Sumonu Story” was screened at the Greek Film Archive on Tuesday 24th February 2015.
We are honoured to have had our film selected to be a part of the ‘4th African Film Week’ of the Greece Film Archive in Athens, Greece!
September 10, 2014 – LAGOS
“UNBROKEN” RECEIVES AWARD NOMINATION
UNBROKEN has received its 1st award nomination for Best Documentary Film from the Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF). This was announced on 2nd September 2014 at the media launch organised by the AIFF.
The 11th Abuja International Film Festival AIFF, the largest and longest running Independent film festival in Anglophone West Africa is scheduled to hold from 23rd to 26th September 2014 at the Prestigious Silverbird Cinemas Abuja Nigeria.
It will feature the screenings of over 60 cutting-edge films from around the world with a special focus on films from the Nigerian Movie Industry called Nollywood and Africa. The festival hosts a competition and out of competition film components respectively.
StoryTeller Media held the premiere screening of its documentary film, “UNBROKEN: The John Sumonu Story”, at Freedom Park in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday July 12, 2014.
The screening was held in partnership with Freedom Park, DVWorx, iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival and Goethe Institute,
UNBROKEN tells the inspiring story of John Sumonu who after an illness at the age of 1 lost the proper use of both legs and rendered was physically challenged. John could have accepted a life of dependency, but instead, he chose a different path. He chose to find purpose to his life and pursue a fulfilling one as an accountant, husband and father.
In a chat Toyin Fajj, Director & Producer of UNBROKEN and Founder of StoryTeller Media, she describes the film as “…the story of a man who daily redefines purposeful living, and against all odds continues to overcome all of life’s challenges in his own unique way with determination and self-confidence. We chose to tell his story because it resonates with our philosophy and what we stand for at StoryTeller Media.”
Toyin went further to say: “many are those who, for one obstacle or the other, have lost dreams of a better tomorrow but today John’s story comes as a ray of hope. His message is simple; the plans may change but with determination your destination can remain the same – Nothing is Impossible.”
Present at the screening was a delighted and thankful John Sumonu, who was in the company of his wife (Ruth Sumonu), daughter, other family members, colleagues and friends.
John expressed his delight, saying: “UNBROKEN” is an eye opener to me. It leads me to want to do more so that I can affect my society and the world at large positively.
UNBROKEN received raving reviews and a standing ovation from the audience at the premiere screening.
StoryTeller Media is now set to release to a wider audience using various media platforms.