MAMI WATA (2023)
CJ 'Fiery' Obasi
Fantasy Adventure Folk Tale 107'
Nigeria West African Pidgin with English subs
Awards Best Cinematography - Dublin IFF 2024, Best International Film Nominee - Spirit Awards 2024, Best Achievement in Make-up, Best Achievement in Photography and Best Nigerian Film - AMAA 2023 ,Fipresci Award , Best Cinematography, and Best Production Design - Fespaco 2023, Special Jury Prize in Cinematography - Sundance 2023
Festivals Fantaspoa 2024, Ficci 2024, Dublin IFF 2024, REC FF 2023, Transit FF 2023, Film Fra Sør FF 2023, Imagine FF 2023, Electric Dreams IFF 2023, Lucca FF 2023, Silk Road IFF 2023, Mostra de Cinema Africanos 2023, Fantasia IFF 2023, Neuchâtel International Fantastic FF 2023, Karlovy Vary IFF 2023, Filmfest Munchen 2023, NY African FF 2023, Seattle IFF 2023, Wisconsin FF 2023, New African FF 2023, MoMi First Look 2023, Fespaco 2023 WP World Cinema Dramatic Competition, Sundance 2023

When the harmony in a village is threatened by outside elements, two sisters must fight to save their people and restore the glory of a mermaid goddess to the land.

In the oceanside village of Iyi, the revered Mama Efe (Rita Edochie) acts as an intermediary between the people and the all-powerful water deity Mami Wata. But when a young boy is lost to a virus, Efe’s devoted daughter Zinwe (Uzoamaka Aniunoh) and skeptical protégée Prisca (Evelyne Ily Juhen) warn Efe about unrest among the villagers. With the sudden arrival of a mysterious rebel deserter named Jasper (Emeka Amakeze), a conflict erupts, leading to a violent clash of ideologies and a crisis of faith for the people of Iyi.

Best International Film Nominee - Independent Spirit Awards 2024
Oscars 2024 Nigeria's Official Submission

Critic's Pick - The New York Times

'Bold ' - Sight And Sound, 'Breathtaking' - The Verge

'Mesmerizing' - Indiewire, 'Sumptuous' - Screen Daily

'Propulsive' - The Hollywood Reporter, Classical and futuristic.' - RogerEbert

Production company: Fiery Film Company, Cast: Evelyne Ily Juhen, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Emeka Amakeze, Rita Edochie, Kelechi Udegbe, Director-screenwriter: C.J. "Fiery" Obasi, Producer: Oge Obasi, Cinematographer: Lílis Soares, Production designer: The Fiery One, Costume designer: Bunmi Demilola Fashina, Editor: Nathan Delannoy, Composer: Tunde Jegede, Sales: CAA (North America) alief (International)