A Short Gothic Drama

A Short Gothic Drama

Haunted by Kai, the child spirit she is researching, student Abba-Yaa gets more than she bargains for when she discovers the true horrors of the past.

After an encounter with Kai, the spirit of the Black child she is researching, 18-year old student Abba Yaa agrees to a bargain. On a promise to be shown something of Kai’s past, Abba-Yaa takes the trickster spirit out of the cemetery where she has been trapped for over 100 years. Kai guides Abba-Yaa back in time where she witnesses the horrors of the past, but when Abba Yaa tries to get back to the present, Kai makes a split second decision that alters the fate of both of them.

Born on Sunday Silent is adapted from a short story written by Désirée Reynolds and published in the Book of Sheffield [Comma Press, 2019]. It is based on the true story of Kai Akosua Mansah, a baby who was born and died in Sheffield in 1902.

Featuring Zuna Newman & Karis Musongole
Script written by Désirée Reynolds & Eelyn Lee
Directed by Eelyn Lee
Produced by Rebecca Mark-Lawson & Daria Nitsche at Tyke Films
Executive Prodcuer - Baff Akoto

Cinematography - Ray Miller-Davis
Production Design - Christine Ting-Huan 挺歡 Urquhart
Editor - Manuela Lupini
Original Music by Idris Blac
Sound Design - Michael F. Bates AMPS
Casting Director - Nicci Topping

Supported by BFI Network, Necessity, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority


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