First look at Idris Elba and Mo Abudu’s Short Film ‘Dust to Dreams’

Mo Abudu announced the short film 'Dust to Dreams' in March 2024, with Idris Elba as director. The film is a collaborative effort between the Mo Abudu-led EbonyLife Films and African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) through its Creative Africa Nexus.

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First look at Idris Elba and Mo Abudu’s Short Film ‘Dust to Dreams’
Mo Abudu and Idris Elba on the set of 'Dust to Dreams' (IG @moabudu)

Nigerian media mogul, Mo Abudu unveiled a sneak peek of her latest venture, ‘Dust to Dreams’. Teasing fans with behind-the-scenes snapshots, Abudu expressed her excitement for the collaboration with acclaimed actor and director Idris Elba.

Dust to Dreams: A Dream Come True ✨ I am thrilled to finally unveil these BTS images of Dust to Dreams with you all,” Abudu wrote on Instagram “A heartfelt thank you to @IdrisElba for believing in this project and for his exceptional partnership and direction as the director of Dust to Dreams.”

The film is centered around a mother-daughter relationship and the reconnection with a long-lost father. “Lagos nightclub owner Milli entrusts her legacy to her shy daughter Bisola, while a long-lost soldier father reunites with his family,” Abudu shared in the synopsis.

With music as a central motif, ‘Dust to Dreams’ explores themes of legacy, self-discovery, and familial bonds. The narrative also delves into the lives of Milli’s sisters, Comfort and Patience, as they navigate their own paths, promising a tale of redemption and healing.

Featuring a stellar cast including Atlanta Johnson, Nse Ikpe Etim, Constance Olatunde, and the renowned musician Seal, the movie is a collaboration between EbonyLife Films and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).

Mo Abudu has consistently made waves in the industry with her groundbreaking projects like ‘The Wedding Party’, Chief Daddy’, and ‘Blood Sisters’. Mo was also recognized as one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes magazine in 2021 and was included in the Variety500 2021.

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of Mo Abudu Dust to Dreams

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