Written, produced and directed by National Film School students, graduate film ‘To All My Darlings’ has gone on to win big and is shortlisted for BAFTA Student Awards 2021.
Written by National Film School graduate Derek Ugochukwu and based on stories from his Nigerian-Irish Church community, To all my Darlings reveals the wonderful multicultural side of contemporary Ireland that rarely appears on screen. The lives, perspectives, and difficulties displayed by the characters shows us an emerging New Ireland coming through.
Director, Lia Campbell, creates a mature and inspiring film focused on Irish multiculturalism and female fertility. A film like To All My Darlings exists so that people can be opened up to new perspectives they may not have been previously exposed to. The Nigerian community in Ireland is often ignored or underrepresented and this film tries to challenge the outdated view some may have of Ireland.