Love Jacked

Feature Film: Romantic Comedy, 2018 – 95 minutes

The story centres on MAYA, a headstrong 28-year-old with artistic ambitions – a strong contrast to what her father ED wants: a dutiful daughter to run the family store. Ed is shocked when Maya takes her assertions of independence a step further and decides to travel to Africa for inspiration and returns with a fiancé who is not quite what he seems.

DIRECTED BY: Alfons Adetuyi
WRITTEN BY: Robert Adetuyi and Linda Eskeland
STARRING: Amber Stevens-West, Shamier Anderson, Keith David, Mike Epps, Demetrius Grosse, Lyriq Bent, Marla Gibbs, Angela Gibbs, Nicole Lyn and Kim Roberts
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Cora Tonna, Mike Epps, Fred Fuchs, Robert Adetuyi, Lwazi Manzi and Horace Rayner
PRODUCED BY: Inner City Films Inc. (Canada) & Spier Films (South Africa)
DISTRIBUTION:   US/Europe/UK  – ICR; Canada – A71;

FESTIVALS & AWARDS:

  • Pan African Film Festival(PAFF) World Premiere WINNER Programmers’ Award, Best Narrative Feature
  • Roxbury International Film Festival (ROXFILM) WINNER Best Narrative Feature
  • Oakville Festival of Film & Arts (OFFA) WINNER Happy Planet Audience Choice Award
  • Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) NOMINATION Best Diaspora Feature
  • Canadian Film Festival (CFF)– Canadian Premiere
  • Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) 2018 – South Africa Premiere
  • Cape Town International Film Market & Festival (CTIFM&F) – South Africa
  • Da Bounce Film Festival (DBUFF) – Amsterdam

PRESS & INTERVIEWS:

“Love Jacked Sets a New Standard for Romantic-Comedy”.  Mark S. Allen, ABC-TV, Sacramento

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