Lost & Found In Addis
An Ethiopian female police officer risks everything to win justice for a young girl – Based on a true story.
Lost & Found In Addis is an urban crime short film by Australian writer/director David Willing who visited Ethiopia in 2011 and fell in love with the country. He set about learning Amharic, Ethiopia’s official language to return and make films there deliberately designed to smash stereotypes with a self imposed rule – the films could not be about poverty, famine or war.
Synopsis ‘Sosena Kebede, a 28 year old police officer who loves night clubbing off duty, is tasked to find a young girl who goes missing in Merkato, the biggest open air market in Africa. Investigating she discovers a very different crime has been committed and the truth is far more shocking. Sosena will have to defy her superiors and change her life if she is to deliver justice. ‘
‘Lost & Found In Addis’ not only smashes stereotypes the uniqueness and inspirational story of female role model for African women could be the big break as a writer/director David Willing has been working at for the last 20 years. Any support will be deeply appreciated.
The short will be filmed entirely in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s bustling, diverse and aesthetically striking capital city. The production will comprise of local cast and crew with an opportunity extended to a film making student to undertake an internship.
He is currently running a crowd funding campaign to raise the necessary money to make the film that will be an extremely challenging and exciting project.
Any support is deeply appreciated.