So I came across a short film by Cnario Joseph titled, Paranoia. The film tells the story of Thompson, a young man in his early 30s, who believes life has been unfair to him. He believes his beautiful new neighbour, Funmi, is supposed to be his wife, and her husband is trespassing. However, he gets the shock of his life when he decides to confront him.
Less than twelve minutes in length, the film explores the themes of contentment and mental illness, while maintaining a humorous approach that makes you want to watch it to the end. Acting was good (I especially liked Seun Kentebe’s performance). The sound quality however did not do the film much justice, as it brought to fore the fact that Paranoia is a low budget film. All in all, Cnario Joseph’s Paranoia is a good watch, and an indication that we might have a potential Nollywood heavyweight filmmaker on the horizon.
The film was produced and directed by Cnario Joseph and stars Seun Kentebe and Judith Audu. The film apparently recently screened at the Pan-Atlantic University monthly film makers forum.
Watch the short film below.