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Chiwetel Ejiofor Gets Behind The Camera

The film is called Slapper, and it's written and directed by cross-continental British actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor!

Before you get too excited, I should mention that it's a short film, not feature-length, and thus not likely to be coming to a theater near you anytime soon, if ever!

However, maybe what we have here is the beginning of something... the creation of a 'slasher'... a multi-hyphenate: Chiwetel Ejiofor - actor, writer, director, producer. Time will tell!

For now, we can continue to appreciate his efforts in front of the camera, although those of you in the area or close by can catch the film next week Tuesday, the 24th of June, when it will screen as part of the "UK Shorts" program at this year's Edinburgh film festival. I'll certainly be looking out for an eventual U.S. screening or a web download.

In a self-authored memoir, Ejiofor recounts a day of his experience as the director on Slapper. You can read all the intimate details right


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