FLOWERS is an afro-futuristic fairytale of love, following a ceremony of a mother giving away her son, adopting references to classic Disney stories from the 1930s-50s, modernising tropes for a coming of age tale.
Through poetic abstract storytelling, elevated throughout by lush cinematic tones and stylised
production and costume design, the whimsical story follows a prince as he journeys from the
confinement of his family home into the harsh reality of the outside world in search of his one true love, to the disappointment of his overlooked brothers.
In doing so the film reclaims the magic of that time we are all so familiar with: imagining what a black fairy-tale would look and feel like, by inverting and adapting age-old themes of fairy-tale lore.
Director & Writer: Dumas Haddad
Cinematographer: Olan Collardy
Producer: George Telfer
Creative Director: Adémidé Udoma
Original Score: MIINK
Production Designer: Jade Adeyemi
Costume Designer: Ola Ebiti
Production Company: Agile Films
Starring: Sheik, Kenechi Carmel Amamgbo & Afua Hirsch
Prince Narration: Yann Gael
Brothers: Joshua Kekana, Tienne Simon, Alexandre Sappa, Tani
Grade: Matthieu Tollet at The Mill
Editors: Dumas Haddad & James Bradley
Sound Design: Bankey Ojo
Directors Assistant: Emm Le Chat
Commissioned by: Panasonic
Shot on the Lumix GH6 with Zeiss Superspeeds