by FilmInk Staff

Independently made feature AKONI, starring/written/produced/directed by Genna Chanelle Hayes, follows a young man who escapes certain death in his Nigerian home, ending up homeless in Sydney. Over time, a friendship develops between him and a traumatised woman looking for meaning in this world.

Made over 3 years across 3 continents, AKONI stars Kit Esuruoso, Hayes, Mark Coles Smith, Rashidi Edward, Pippa Grandison, Simon Elrahi and Nigerian actress Jemima Osunde.

AKONI is in cinemas Thursday, June 30, 2022

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