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The Boy from Mushin tells the story of Bisi Alimi, who risked his life when he came out as gay live on Nigerian television.
349 backers pledged £20,720 to help bring this project to life.

UPDATE and Happy Holidays!

Posted by Joe Cohen (Creator)

Dear Friends,

A very happy holidays to you all! 

Over the last year, since we were denied access to Nigeria, we have been busy filming the new direction of The Boy From Mushin, which now includes some of Bisi's friends who lived together in Lagos before being exiled around the world. 

We have been filming with Damoshe who lives in Coney Island, New York, and Ade, who lives in Toronto. Both have challenging stories as they attempt to build new lives for themselves. The things that bind them together are their memories and friendship, despite not having seen each other for the last 7 years. 

As the film develops and shifts direction, it is an ongoing challenge to find the extra finances. Our plan is to continue filming with Ade, in Toronto, for a few scenes throughout Spring 2018, and also to film a reunion scene, depending if we are successful with our funding submissions. 

We are as always, ever grateful to you, our incredibly generous Kickstarter backers for having got us this far, and for your patience as the filmmaking journey continues until mid 2018. The finishing line is very much in sight!

Wishing you all the best for a happy and peaceful Xmas and New Year. 

Producer / Director : The Boy From Mushin. 


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