My short film, New York, I Love You, screened to a sold-out audience at the 23rd NY African Film Festival at Lincoln Center in the "Africa in New York" shorts program. Visit Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc. for more info and watch a clip, below, of the NBC New York interview I did with NYAFF Director Mahen Bonetti.

AFF NbC New York

The film also screened to a sold-out audience Saturday, April 23-24, 2016 at Brooklyn Academy of Music's New Voices in Black Cinema Festival, before Tahir Jetter's feature, How to Tell You're a Douchebag, followed by a post-screening Q&A. Thanks to ActNow FoundationTambay A Obenson, Martin Majeske, the volunteers, and two great audiences who helped make our screenings possible. Shout out to NYILU cast and crew MaameYaa Boafo & Belynda Hardin who joined me for the Q&A and the HTTYAD team led by the incomparable Tahir Jetter, Julius Pryor IV, and Marttise Hill. Check out photos below!

SYNOPSIS: Viviane is a neurotic, struggling actress given to childish flights of fancy--like moving to LA on a whim to revive her dwindling career. But can she leave New York and Kazembe, the love of her life, behind?

CAST: MaameYaa Boafo, Mohamed Dione, Zainab Jah, Rotimi Paul, Doug Barron, Franceli Chapman, Johanny Mota

CREW: Writer/Director Iquo B. Essien, Cinematographer Danielle Lessovitz, Producer Belynda M'Baye, Assistant Director Pamela Moriarty

See full cast and crew details on IMDB

Iquo B. Essien Films
Iquo B. Essien Photography