The short film on rape, “Big Daddy” which premiered at the Silverbird cinemas on Sunday December 4, 2011 finally premiered online on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.
The premiere is coming on the heels of the film’s success at the recently concluded In-Short film festival in Lagos. “Big Daddy” which is directed by Chris Ihidero won the “Special Jury Award” and “Best Editing Award” at the 2012 In-Short International film festival which held on October 11 – 13th in Lagos. The movie also got four other nominations: best screen play, best sound, best cinematography, and best short film.
Big Daddy is a film against rape and sexual abuse, showing its social responsibility towards creating awareness and seeking solutions to the issue of rape in Nigeria.
“We decided to make a film on rape because we believe that, for our society to truly combat this abnormality, we need to lay our collective shame bare. We need to strip off the layers upon layers of coverings that hide the realities of rape and sexual abuse. We believe that we all need to come clean and accept the blame for whatever part we have played, consciously or not, in ensuring that rape victims continue to lack support and justice, and lives continue to get ruined. We fear that unless we collectively do something quickly, anarchy may be loosed upon us all in the very near future”, says Ihidero who is a writer, filmmaker and teacher.