Shortly after it was officially accepted to screen at the â€˜Fans of Filmâ€™ film festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, Anchor Baby has added another feat to its gallery as it wins an “Award of Merit” at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood U.S.A.
Along side twelve other movies, Anchor Baby was given the award of merit in the narrative features category. Movies awarded in the Narrative features category includeâ€œAloha Dazeâ€ Directed by Dante Parducci, â€œThe Russian Cowboyâ€ Directed by Mark Laty, â€œAnime Fan Tomâ€ Directed by Hiroko(Mari) Hagino (Yamaoka), â€œThe Man In The Mazeâ€ Directed by Miteshkumar Patel, â€œHouse Swapâ€ Directed by Mark Ezra, â€œMoment of Truth: The Andy Meyers Storyâ€ Directed by Steven Crowley, â€œNext Doorâ€ Directed by Andy Sawyer.
Others are â€œCase 219â€ Directed by James Bruce, â€œFrom Graceâ€ Directed by Paul Kampf, â€œSignalsâ€ Directed by Carlos Etzio Roman, â€œThe Middle of The Middleâ€ Directed by Daniel White, â€œAlmost Invisibleâ€ Directed by David Allingham.
Set to hit the Nigerian Cinemas soon â€˜Anchor Babyâ€™ has about 40 actors with speaking roles and almost 60 extras. The frontline actors in the film are Omoni Oboli, Sam Sarpong, Terri Oliver, Colin Paradine, Michael Scratch, Mark Cassius, Rachael Ancheril, Cyrus Faird, Santiago Lopera, and Chris Patterson.
Anchor Baby tells the story of a married illegal immigrant couple living in the US who have been ordered to quit the country, they agree to leave; but only after Joyce who is 5months pregnant delivers her baby inside the US. This will guarantee automatic citizenship for their child. Ignoring the deportation order, the couple goes into hiding. Paul was later caught and deported while Joyce stayed back to struggle on her own to achieve their dream. Anchor Baby has Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and African characters playing major parts.
Anchor Baby has been selected to screen at the Africa International film festival in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Watch the PhotoGallery