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Award-winning British writer creates poetic films about love

LOVE LETTERS: Writer Damilola K Fashola

A COLLECTION of poems penned by award-winning writer Damilola K Fashola have been transformed into short films to explore love.

The poetic visual short films will be premiering online a week after Valentine’s Day, just in time for the post romance come down.

Initially four poems written by British-Nigerian Fashola​, taken from a collection spanning over half a decade, these poetic films explore the wide and varied matters of the heart, mind and body - linked by imperfect love and lust.

Each of the four, hinged upon the abstraction and metaphorical lyricism typical of Fashola’s writing, presents a different entanglement of sound and visuals.

Stand alone pieces in their respective rights, the shorts, which are collectively called The Hart Series, explore several themes - the place you find yourself when love is all you yearn for but that love belongs to another; the self-perpetuating destruction of a toxic pairing; Safronia’s requiem; and the fleeting highs of a manufactured love.

The shorts have been directed by writer Fashola​ and Timothy Ogundijo, with all tracks specifically adapted and produced by DymonRed and Mikel Ameen of World Changer Music.

“Fashola’s writing is like a maze the visuals help you to unravel. Evocative, surreal and captivating. Each episode will capture the imagination of the audience, and in different ways,”​ said Wofai, associate producer.

Episodes will be available online via the official website www.hart.initiativedkf.com

Watch the trailer below:

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