I Hate It Here is produced by the emerging producer and filmmaker, Blessing Uzzi.
By Helena Olori
Polar Films Production and Bluhouse Studios have released the first posters for their upcoming short film, I Hate It Here, helmed by director Dammy Twitch. Set in Ibadan, Nigeria, the movie centers around a brave six-year-old, Funmike, who takes matter into hands and confronts her father’s mistreatment of her mother.
Announcing the news via an Instagram post, Dammy Twitch said, “Sharing a piece of my heart with you today as I reveal the first look posters of my first film ‘I Hate It Here,’ a deeply personal short film that explores the devastating impact of domestic violence on a family, and the lasting scars it leaves on a child’s soul. Based on the story ‘Rat Killer’ by Chisom Okugini. Thankful to @blessinguzzi for her unwavering support in producing this project.”
The cast for the film includes Nse Ikpe-Etim, Toyin Oshinaike, and Debo Macaroni, along with Tiwalola Adebola-Walter, who makes a debut performance as Funmike. Additional members of the cast are yet to be disclosed.
Dammy Twitch, also known as Apampa Owolabi Oluwadamilola, is the founder and creative director of Polar Films Production. He gained recognition in 2017 for his work on the music video for Yonda’s Las Vegas Remix featuring Burna Boy. He has also worked with a number of Nigerian Afrobeats artistes such as Davido, Zlatan Ibile, Peruzzi, and Dremo. His recent projects include Simi’s Woman (2021), Gyakie & Omah Lay’s Forever Remix (2021), and Patoranking’s Kolo Kolo (2022) featuring Diamond Platnumz.
Uzzi, on the other hand, is the founder of Bluhouse Studios, best known for her music videos. She’s also the producer of Island of Happiness by Onyeka Nwelue. She made her directorial debut with her upcoming release, No Man’s Land.
Although production for the film has wrapped up, specific details regarding its release date and distribution platform are yet to be revealed.