Vekine Koffi, FAMAS, Bumer, Othniel Bonzi, Leandre
DIRECTION : Will Niava / SCREENPLAY : Will Niava, Latigone N'goma / PRODUCTION : Le Gros Labo, Boucan Films (Livane Bouédy, Boris Van Gils) / DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY : Harley Francis / ART DIRECTION : Latigone N'goma / EDITING : Will Niava / SOUND DESIGN : Zachary Scholes / SOUND MIXING : Zachary Scholes / ORIGINAL SCORE : Bumer, Christopher Cargnello
Festival Regard (2023)
Splitting his time between West Africa, the US , and Canada, Will Niava's work is as expansive as his background. Combining a striking and raw visual aesthetic with visceral storytelling, Niava's films are provocative and immersive cinematic experiences.
With his short film, Zoo, Niava explores the tenuousness of social order. His Dynamic camerawork and rhythmic editing mirror the emotional state of his characters. Thrilling, captivating, and unnerving, Zoo is an enthralling and timely commentary on power, alienation, and how we treat our fellow man.
Will has garnered numerous awards from over 80 international film festivals, as well as a spot on the prestigious Criterion Collection. In addition to his directing a series for MTV (Shuga Babi) , Will has co-writen a feature film with Oscar nominated director Jeremy Comte.
element ● COURT-MÉTRAGE FICTION
zoo ● COURT-MÉTRAGE FICTION