Fifteen-year-old Brooke is vulgar and rebellious. She despises every man her mother brings home.

When her mother’s new boyfriend seems like a keeper, Brooke’s rebellion increases and she finds herself in a situation beyond her experience, forced to confront her own anger.

Creative team

Writer/director: Kobi Ntiri
Producer: Tara Woodbury

Filmmaker’s statement

Fading is a story about a daughter’s attempt to drive out her mothers’ boyfriends, neglecting her mother’s dream of starting a new family. This is something most modern parents, young and old, can relate to.

The story is a combination of two different life events I’ve had the chance to witness: my cousins disapproved of their mother’s new relationships, refusing to accept them as a part of the family, and a personal friend’s attempt to locate a father they never knew.

I felt these stories were something I had to address for my first short film. With the help of The Remix Project, City Life Film Project and Temple Street Productions I was able to bring my vision to life and had it screened in Cannes and the Bell Tiff Lightbox Theatre.

This is something I’m truly passionate about.

About Kobi Ntiri

Kobi Ntiri

Born in Accra, Ghana and raised in Toronto, Kobi Ntiri’s first directing effort Fading, which he also wrote, was selected and screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival’s short film corner – an impressive start from a self taught director/editor.

Since then Kobi has gone on to direct two short documentaries, F.H.C – Alumni vs. Senior and Lady C.

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