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Screenwriter Stanley Kalu Sheds Light on Cultural Gaslighting in His Film ‘The Obituary of Tunde Johnson’

Screenwriter Stanley Kalu Sheds Light on Cultural Gaslighting in His Film ‘The Obituary of Tunde Johnson’

This timely film is directed by Ali LeRoi from a screenplay written by Stanley Kalu and stars Steven Silver (13 Reasons Why), Spencer Neville (Ozark) and Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age of Extinction). It follows a wealthy, Nigerian-American teen (Silver) who is pulled over by police, shot to death, and immediately awakens – reliving the same day over and over, trapped in a terrifying time loop that forces him to confront difficult truths about his life and himself. The film tackles a number of issues prevalent in American society including racism, police brutality, LGBTQ acceptance, mental health, and addiction. 

Interviewer: Jeandra LeBeauf

Video Editor: Jamie Broadnax

The Obituary of Tunde Johnson releases in theaters and VOD February 26.

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