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"Fantastic Man," a new short film from Alldayeveryday director Jake Sumner investigates the elusive Nigerian musician William Onyeabor. With a career spanning eight self-released albums from the mid-1970s to 80s, Onyeabor has been mysterious for his distinct, prolific synth-based sound, and his means of self-production, as he recorded and pressed his albums at his own studio, Wilfilms Ltd. With synthesizers already being a rare luxury at the time, and especially in Africa, many rumors circulate about Onyeabor and his financial connections, even speculating Russian ties.

JAKE SUMNER, Director 

Jake has directed work that includes commercial projects for the likes of Nike, Dos Equis, Original Penguin and Carhartt and music videos for artists including Bruno Mars, Damien Marley, Lissy Trullie and Frankie & the Heartstrings. He has made short documentaries that range from Nike's "Everything is Practice" with Spike Lee, to 'KAWS: Companion at the Parade' about KAWS' balloon at the iconic Macy's thanksgiving parade, and "Hope is a Game Changer" about a youth soccer initiative, filmed across Africa during the FIFA World Cup.

LUCY COOPER, Executive Producer

Lucy has been a producer on a number of high-profile independent films, including "Hesher", "Transamerica", and "A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints", which have gone on to play at Sundance, Cannes, Venice and Berlin film festivals, as well as receive Oscar nominations, and Independent Spirit and Golden Globe wins. She has also produced a long list of music videos and commercials for brands like Nike, Johnnie Walker and DirecTV.

KATE CUNNINGHAM, Executive Producer

ALEX HOFFMAN, Executive Producer

GELYA ROBB, Producer

ANDREW RUNKLE, Producer

MICHAEL COLAO,  Editor

RYAN DICKIE, Director of Photography

"Fantastic Man," a new short film from Alldayeveryday director Jake Sumner investigates the elusive Nigerian musician William Onyeabor. With a career spanning eight self-released albums from the mid-1970s to 80s, Onyeabor has been mysterious for his distinct, prolific synth-based sound, and his means of self-production, as he recorded and pressed his albums at his own studio, Wilfilms Ltd. With synthesizers already being a rare luxury at the time, and especially in Africa, many rumors circulate about Onyeabor and his financial connections, even speculating Russian ties.

JAKE SUMNER, Director 

Jake has directed work that includes commercial projects for the likes of Nike, Dos Equis, Original Penguin and Carhartt and music videos for artists including Bruno Mars, Damien Marley, Lissy Trullie and Frankie & the Heartstrings. He has made short documentaries that range from Nike's "Everything is Practice" with Spike Lee, to 'KAWS: Companion at the Parade' about KAWS' balloon at the iconic Macy's thanksgiving parade, and "Hope is a Game Changer" about a youth soccer initiative, filmed across Africa during the FIFA World Cup.

LUCY COOPER, Executive Producer

Lucy has been a producer on a number of high-profile independent films, including "Hesher", "Transamerica", and "A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints", which have gone on to play at Sundance, Cannes, Venice and Berlin film festivals, as well as receive Oscar nominations, and Independent Spirit and Golden Globe wins. She has also produced a long list of music videos and commercials for brands like Nike, Johnnie Walker and DirecTV.

KATE CUNNINGHAM, Executive Producer

ALEX HOFFMAN, Executive Producer

GELYA ROBB, Producer

ANDREW RUNKLE, Producer

MICHAEL COLAO,  Editor

RYAN DICKIE, Director of Photography