Black Panther breakout star Letitia Wright’s production company, 3.16 Productions, along with Silver Rain Films and Silver Milk will showcase their short film, Things I Never Told My Father, at this week’s Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles.
The film, which was directed by 3.16 Productions partner Ade O’Adesina and Dumas Hadadd, stars Wright’s Top Boy co-stars Nicholas Pinnock and Malcolm Kamulette as a father and son duo and touches on themes of toxic masculinity and mental health struggles amongst men, the traditional father/son relationship and how their interaction (or lack thereof) is vital in shaping both futures.
The synopsis as is follows: “Elisha goes on a journey with his father Antony but there is a strange silence between them. Elisha wishes to discover a number of things that only his father has the answers to. But as fate would have it, just as things begin to progress between them, their journey comes to a sudden halt.”
Wright wrote and executive produced the short film, which was inspired by her friend dealing with the loss of a father figure. Things I Never Told My Father was the winner of ‘Best International’ at the New York Shorts International Film Festival.
Wright, who recently completed filming on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is also set to make her directorial debut in the film Highway To The Moon, which she will also write.
Things I Never Told My Father will premiere at the Pan African Film Festival on April 21 and April 25.