Dara Ju

Dara Ju

Seyi, a 24-year-old Nigerian-American, works on Wall Street. Desperate to succeed because of his outsider status—due to class and race—he commits a crime, insider trading, which brings his entire world crashing down on him. Seyi’s troubled circumstances force him finally to confront his tumultuous relationship with his ailing father, his romantic relationship with his privileged white girlfriend, and his racial and immigrant backgrounds—with nothing less at stake for him than his soul.

Year:  2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Runtime: 91 mins

Anthony Onah

Director Bio

Anthony Onah was born in Nigeria and raised in the Philippines, UK, Togo and the US. He studied biochemistry at Harvard before transitioning to film. Anthony was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Film in 2015, and his debut feature, "Dara Ju," has received support from the Sundance Institute, Ford Foundation, Film Independent and IFP.


Director:  Anthony Onah
Executive Producer:  Tom Dolby, Susanne Filkins, Abdi Nazemian, Lynda Weinman, Greg Brockman, Jennifer 8. Lee, Peter Hess Friedland, Aston Motes, Daniel Dávila
Producer:  Kishori Rajan, Justin Begnaud, Anthony Onah
Screenwriter: Anthony Onah
Cinematographer: David McFarland
Editor: Grant Myers
Production Designer: Danica Pantic
Sound Designer: Jay Nierenberg
Music: Enis Rotthoff
Principal Cast: Aml Ameen, Lucy Griffiths, Michael Hyatt, Peter Vack, Hope Olaidé Wilson, Souléymane Sy Savané, Craig muMs Grant, Bill Sage
Additional Credits: Casting Directors: Sunday Boling, Meg Morman, Line Producer: Emily McCann Lesser, Costume Designers: Missy DiPiero, Amanda Wing Yee Lee, Visual Effects Supervisor: Jim Yeo, Production Designer, LA Unit: Prerna Chawla, Line Producer, LA Unit: Michael Huens


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