About the film:
Yemi’s Dilemma is the story of three sisters, a wedding and a family torn apart. Yemi, Lola and Tayo are first generation Nigerian-Americans in a tight-knit family. Although they've raised their children in America, their parents have a strong desire to maintain the traditions of their home country. Yemi, the eldest, is expected to marry a Nigerian man, but she’s keeping a huge secret from her parents that will forever change the dynamic within the family for better and for worse.
About the director:
Sade Oyinade is the writer and director of Yemi's Dilemma. She is also a producer on the film. She is currently Co-Executive Producer on the award-winning TV One shows “Unsung” and “Unsung Hollywood” - both series that celebrate African American artists, music and movies. As a director, her first short was Who Do You Know?, a film about HIV in the black teen community. It became a featured selection of the 2013 Pan African Film Festival and was featured on ASPiRE TV on "ABFF Independent" in August of 2015. Sade is also currently in pre-production on a feature film adaptation of the best-selling novel “Better Than I Know Myself”, by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. Sade is from Silver Spring, MD and lives in Los Angeles.
About the producers:
Deshawn Plair is a producer and director with experience in television, film and web content. She is currently the Production Supervisor on the award-winning TV-One series "Unsung" and "Unsung Hollywood". Deshawn has directed and produced episodes of the successful web series "Dating Chronicles of Phoebe Miller". She has a strong background in clearance, with the ability to communicate with record labels, film production companies, distributors and more. With the ability to wear many hats, Deshawn also has a knack for producing events, most recently coordinating the launch party for popular new trivia app, Quiztory. Deshawn hails from Kalamazoo, MI and is based in Los Angeles.
Sharon Brathwaite is an talented actress, writer, producer and founder of 1500 North Entertainment. She's appeared in films like Think Like a Man and TV shows like "Bones" and "Criminal Minds". She is an award winning writer of the critically acclaimed short film “The Call”. Recently Sharon co-wrote the Lifetime movie “Seasons of Love” which starred and was executive produced by Taraji P. Henson. “Seasons of Love” garnered Sharon and writing partner Peres Owino an NAACP Image Award nomination for best screenplay. Currently Sharon is a producer for the award winning TV One show “Unsung” Sharon is bi-coastal between Los Angeles and NYC.
About our fiscal sponsor, Cinefemme:
Cinefemme is a non-profit organization that provides fiscal sponsorship and support for women filmmakers and artists. Founded by women filmmakers, for women filmmakers, in 2002.