ABOUT VICTORIA ISLAND
Elizabeth James is a girl who likes the finer things in life. She lives in a plush apartment in Mayfair London with her rich American boyfriend, works for a multi-national clothing company in central London, and parties at the best places in town. Her life is perfect. That is...until her boss asks her to oversee the opening of a new production house in Lagos, at which point her life is turned upside down.
On arriving in Lagos, Elizabeth is met by her driver, the cheery, laid back Sunday Johnson who is keen to introduce her to all the goings-on in Lagos. Although she initially takes an extreme disliking to Sunday, the more time she spends with him, the more she realises that there might just be more to life than material things after all.
Bibi O. Shadbolt
Bibi Owusu Shadbolt is a UK based Screen writer, producer and film director. Originally from Ghana (West Africa), Bibi is a graduate from the University of Cape Coast where she earned a BA degree in English Literature and a diploma in education. She taught English Language and Creative Writing in Ghana for two years and migrated to the United Kingdom in 2000. Bibi decided to take new career paths in sales, marketing and finance when she arrived in the UK. She however continued to write plays for her local church and community.
Her career in film making started in 2009, when she decided to take part in a script writing competition organized by her local TV station. Her script received great reviews and one of the producers of the TV station encouraged her to pursue a career in filmmaking, something which according to her, defined her career. Between 2010-2012, Bibi took several courses in screen writing and film production at the Raindance Film School in London.
Bibi’s debut, Afua’s Diary, which she wrote, produced and co-directed was premiered in London in 2014 to critical acclaim. It was selected to nine international film festivals and received a Juror’s Choice award at the Women of African Descent Film Festival in New York. It also received nominations for Best Feature Film at the Screen Nations Awards (2015) and The Pan African Film Festival in Cannes.
In September 2015, she was given an award for Innovative African entrepreneur of the year by her local chamber of commerce. In several interviews, Bibi has spoken passionately about her African heritage and her desire to tell African stories to mainstream audience. With the success of Afua’s Diary, she believes this is achievable. The production of her latest film, ‘Victoria Island’ has been announced in the UK media and is scheduled to be released in 2018.
Bibi O. Shadbolt
WRITER / DIRECTOR
Debut film Afua’s Diary was critically acclaimed after London premiere and won international awards in Cannes and Los Angeles.
Team has worked on both Hollywood big budgets and independent films in India, South American, and the Far East. David won his first Oscar with 'The Hurt Locker' two BAFTAs since.