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Dazzling Mirage

Dazzling Mirage, a film by Tunde Kelani, is the story of a talented young sickle-cell sufferer who overcomes social stigma and prejudice to achieve her dreams.

DAZZLING MIRAGE - a Movie + a Movement(www.dazzlingmirage.com)

Each year in Nigeria, 150,000 children are born with sickle cell disorder.  Many die before they're five. Others live in pain with no hope of a cure.  But Funmiwo will stop at nothing to have it all  ...

Internationally acclaimed Nigerian filmmaker Tunde Kelani, popularly known as TK, brings us Dazzling Mirage, the story of a talented, beautiful young sickle-cell sufferer who overcomes social stigma, prejudice and her own low self-esteem, to achieve career success, marriage and motherhood. 

Dazzling Mirage features an all-star cast including Kemi (Lala) Akindoju, Kunle Afolayan, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Seun Akindele, Taiwo Ajai Lycett, Bimbo Manuel, Carol King, Khabirat Kafidipe, Bukola Awoyemi among others. The film is an adaptation of Olayinka Abimbola Egbokhare’s ‘Dazzling Mirage’. Kelani commissioned award-winning London-based and critically acclaimed Nigerian screenwriter Ade Solanke to bring this wonderful story to the screen.


In the words of Director Tunde Kelani, ‘’It is an interesting love story, because all of us are connected directly or indirectly to the sufferers of this ailment. I’m intrigued by the writer’s approach to weave a love story with it and that to me, it is an attraction. I have also had personal relationship with sufferers of this ailment and I consider it my responsibility to bring their story to fore.’’

After working many years in the Nigerian film industry as a cinematographer, Tunde Kelani founded Mainframe Film & Television Productions, a company formed to document Nigeria’s rich culture. Tunde holds a diploma in the Art and Technique of Filmmaking from the London International Film School. Widely regarded as Nigeria's top filmmaker - learn more about TK's work at Mainframe Studios. http://www.mainframemovies.tv/

A great innovator in the Nigerian film industry, Veteran director Tunde Kelani is embracing social media to engage fans in the development of his film. Join us in making the first crowdsourced Nigerian film a great success. Let's help TK's worldwide audience see his next film. 

Become a DAZZLER!

As “Dazzling Mirage” is set to hit theaters in a couple of months, the Director and Producer Tunde Kelani has revealed that the production is just over halfway through with principal photography and filming. The dedicated production crew has been hard at work with over 170 slates of filming to their credit. 

There are still many more characters and scenarios to shoot, which means production of Dazzling Mirage is not even yet on the home stretch. The finishing funds will be used to complete the remaining 25% principal photography temporarily suspended and also launch us into post-production.

Please take your support of TK and this cause to the next level by contributing to the production of the movie, or raise your organization’s CSR profile by contributing towards the dazzling mirage movie and movement. 

Your funds will help build awareness for the Sickle Cell Disease.

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The Impact - Join The Dazzling Mirage Movement

Many people today are ignorant about the sickle cell disorder. As a result, the Dazzling Mirage movement provides a platform for learning more.

Even if you can’t contribute, please help us get the word out by engaging with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+. And share our Indiegogo campaign!

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