A Short Film by Wanjiru M. Njendu and Magic Works Production.
Language subtitles available: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, South American Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese(Mainland) and Chinese (HongKong/Taiwan),
Logline (Word Count: 8)
To live, he dared death,
Synopsis: Short (Word Count: 30) - Available in subtitled language as well.
The film is a fictionalized short film based on the true story of Henry "Box" Brown a slave who mailed himself to freedom in 1849. Shot as a psychological thriller.
Synopsis: Long (Word Count: 61) - Available in subtitled language as well.
The film is a fictionalized short film based on the true story of Henry "Box" Brown a slave who mailed himself to freedom in 1849. Shot as a psychological thriller, there was no sound was recorded on location. All voice, sound and sound effects were recorded and designed in post-production to enable the capture the authenticity of the time period.
Original Title: “Boxed”
Format: 16:9 FHA 25fps Color
16:9 HDTV 1080 25fps Color
Sound: Stereo Dolby Surround Mix
Runtime: 6 minutes 9 seconds
Subtitles available: English, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Italian, French, German, Chinese (Mainland), Chinese( Hong Kong/Taiwan)., Portuguese and Japanese.
Genres: Fiction/Psychological Thriller/Historical
Production Year: 2018
Country of Production: USA
Writer/Producer/Director: Wanjiru M. Njendu
Associate Producer: Benjamin A. Onyango
Associate Producer: Maggie Manyan
Editor/Sound Designer: Hanna Sturwold
Composers: Dara Taylor
Sound Mixer: John Cantu
Script: Wanjiru M. Njendu
Henry: Adetokumboh M'Cormack
William Joseph Hill
Shot in color on an Arri Alexa Camera.
Wanjiru Njendu is a filmmaker of Kenyan descent based in Los Angeles. Her creative imagination earned her the nickname 'Magic' at a young age. Wanjiru’s film credits include several short films, including award winning Look Again and Boxed currently doing the festival rounds, and below the line credits on TV. She is working on getting her first feature film made. She directed the red carpet interviews for Women In Film’s 5th Annual Pre-Oscar party, a live taping of the SAG-AFTRA /Women In Film Q&A panel for the film MISSRepresentation as well as the purple carpet interviews for the 2012 Variety/Women In Film Pre-Emmy party.
Her African and American upbringing influences her approach as a writer and director for film and television enabling her to have a versatile voice in both African stories and Western stories. This versatility led to her being chosen to participate in the 2013 Producer's Guild of America Diversity workshop.