Do Not Miss the Opportunity to Listen to the Table Read of ‘No Biscuits in Heaven’ at the Peachtree Village Independent Film Festival (PVIFF), at 4-4.30 EST, Friday 22 Oct 2021

October 22 16:03 2021

Film Enthusiasts should not miss the opportunity to listen to the Table Read of ‘No Biscuits in Heaven’ at the Peachtree Village Independent Film Festival (PVIFF), on the 2nd day of the festival at 4-4.30 EST, Friday 22 Oct.

They can find the zoom link by scrolling down to Day 2 at The organizers and makers of the film hope to see you there.

Shanpepe Films’ “No Biscuits in Heaven” Joins the Peachtree Village International Film Festival following Its Scriptwriter’s Finalist Placing. Produced in the State of Benue, Nigeria, “No Biscuits in Heaven” is a surprising addition to the screenplay competition slated in the 16th edition of the Peachtree Village International Film Festival.

“Shanpepe Films, a Nigerian film/music production company is grateful for the kind gesture offered by the Peachtree Village International Film Festival following its scriptwriter’s finalist placing and hope to record great results for all,” explained an enthused John Tumeun, Founder of Shanpepe Films. “With time, we intend to partner with large streaming platforms and production studios across the globe to produce and stream stories that will sit amongst the best in the world. We are on a constant look out for partners and sponsors to strengthen the company,” he added.

“No Biscuits in Heaven” is the tale of a naughty little boy, banished from heaven for a misdemeanor, who can return if he observes and records seventy times seven acts of real goodness on earth. He manages to bargain God (who rather likes his mischievous ways) down to seven. God laughs and agrees. But the little boy, filled with fear and misgiving, still has to go.

He leaves and lands on earth with a bump. Distraught, lost, hungry, and desperately homesick, he staggers through the streets, lost in this new culture and longing only to return to heaven. He meets many down-to-earth folks, kind and not kind, but oblivious of his own acts of kindness, naively sees only the good in others (and any biscuits to assuage his growing hunger are constantly elusive).

At last, he finds a friendly church community (meeting again one of the people he’d encountered earlier). Rather against his wishes – he is terrified of not doing things right – they persuade him to come into service. To his surprise, he finds himself joining enthusiastically in the jazzy hymns. Then they let him help with the after-service tea and – joy – the crunchy BISCUITS. As a result, he startles everyone in heaven by opting to stay on earth after all – “they’re imperfect, just like me.” And after all – as God (who has his unexpected reasons) laughs – CRUNCH! ( are there really no biscuits in heaven??)

The movie, set in ‘Heaven’ and on ‘Earth,’ features Francis Atela, the second runner-up of the country-wide Nigerian Idol Season 6, Lilian Esoro, one of Nigeria’s foremost film actresses, 11-year old David Nnorom, and a host of others.

“Making this film in Benue State is a beautiful challenge,” continued John Tumeun. “It is one of a kind and needs only passionate hands to make. We had challenges of getting the desired and convincing set design and costume designs especially for characters who are playing the Heaven part.”

About Shanpepe Films

Shanpepe Films is a Nigerian film/music production company founded in 2018 by Filmmaker John Tumeun and was fully registered in 2021 with the Corporate Affairs Commissions (CAC) of Nigeria. Some of the productions of Shanpepe Films include short films such as the award-winning “Kathy,” and feature films, both in English and Tiv languages, among them is the widely admired and influential indigenous film, “Komatii U Kuu” (Burial Committee). 

About Ruth Finnegan 

Ruth Finnegan OBE is a renowned scholar and celebrated writer who is an Emeritus Professor, the Open University, a Fellow of the British Academy, and an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College Oxford. She was recently elected as one of the first four International Fellows of the American Folklore Society, a much-valued honor. She is the author of over twenty academic books, several of them prize-winning. She has three daughters (two of them born in Nigeria), five grandchildren (one in New Zealand), and now lives in Old Bletchley, England, with her husband of over 50 years.

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