BLACK RAIN is an afro-futuristic, 2D animated short film about Esan, a planet under siege by a corrupt conglomerate and is told through the eyes of a young child named Boubini.
We follow Boubini’s tragic story as he experiences severe trauma and is displaced from his homeland by the hands of the BELL Conglomerate. After losing his parents and entire tribe he desperately searches to find closure and purpose. A young adult with conflicting desires for revenge, he often finds himself struggling with the guilt of being the sole survivor of the Esan tribe. Boubini walks an extremely isolating path that very few understand, however he is on a mission to rebuild his tribe, culture and their way of life.
Boubini's story is inspired by the tragic events of the IJAW tribe in the Niger-Delta, Nigeria hit by an unprecedented environmental disaster caused by a company’s oil spills.
Donors supporting the production of the short film will help bring awareness to the under privileged children and members in the polluted region. BLACK RAIN is really about using animation as a tool to bring about positive change in the environmental sector.
On the project are Executive Producer Rad Sechrist(creator of Netflix's Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts) and Supervisors Andy Cung(storyboard artist for Cartoon Network & Netflix) and Chris Amick (writer for Adult Swim, Dreamworks).