Marrying A Campbell Wins Big At The African Film Festival In Dallas

Marrying A Campbell Wins Big At The African Film Festival In Dallas

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  • June 9, 2022
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Though yet-to-be-released, Marrying A Campbell (MAC), a 2021 Nigerian drama film produced by Delta State-born Caesar Oruade and directed by Ayana Saunders, has already taken the film industry across the world by the storm.

The drama film stole the show at the recently held The African Film Festival (TAFF) in Dallas Tx, USA, as it won all three categories of awards it was nominated for.

The film was adjudged the Best Film of the 7th TAFF event, while it also won the Best Actor and the Best Actress categories.

Marrying A Campbell is a family drama about a social-climbing housewife who will stop at nothing to protect her family’s social status.

One of the star actresses, Bridget John, was on the ground to receive the awards. John who acted as Rachel Campbell in the movie was so elated to receive the awards on behalf of other crew members. She thanked the organisers of the TAFF for the honours.

“Thanks to all the team of The African Film. It is such an honour to receive these awards on behalf of everybody who made the film a reality,” she told the audience at the 2022 TAFF in Dallas Tx.

Watch the moment Marrying A Campbell was announced as the winner at the TAFF award nite in Dallas Tx

Interestingly, the Nollywood movie, which is due to be released this year, is already making the wave. Marrying A Campbell was nominated for 10 awards at the prestigious Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival 2021 and it went home with nine wins including Best Actor, Best Movie Producer (Africa), and Best Actress (African Film) which were received by the film’s lead actress and associate producer Bridget John.

Marrying A Campbell” was screened at Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and was a finalist at the festival. It also got screened at the 2021 Cannes International Pan African Film Festival, where Bridget won the Best Actress award.

The film shot in Asaba, Delta State stars Bridget John as Rachel Campbell, Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Charles Campbell, Chelsea Eze as Deinabo Campbell, Yvonne Jegede as Tokoni Campbell and Barbara Ossai as Belema Campbell.

Others include Jite Fiona as Belema Campbell, Emmanuel Ikubese as Efosa Uwaifo and Barbara Soky as Granny D.

MAC tells the story of Rachel Campbell a wealthy socialite from Nigeria. As a mother of four beautiful daughters, she takes pride in the success of her family. When she learns that her youngest daughter, Deinabo, accepted the proposal of Efosa, the son of a farmer, she sets out with the help of her daughters to stop the engagement at all cost. Deinabo aware of her mother’s plan calls for her grandmother to help her. Ensues are hilarious antics by the Campbell family. Being an overprotective parent, Rachel ultimately pushes it too far. She is then forced to either remain the same or stand back and let her children make their own decisions.

Watch the recap of the 7th The African Film Festival held in Dallas Tx

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