The House of Invictus / Uche Aguh / Psychological Thriller / 100 min / USA
A psychological thriller set in a very alternate Universe in which the reincarnated soul of a Former Master Slave-owner finds disguise in the body of a Black Butler, who oversees a Fraternity House. In the house, the Butler pits several young Black men against each other as they journey through a series of macabre initiation challenges, mirroring the forgone days of slavery. This perpetual enslavement of these young men in this archaic yet modern world, reflects the continued psychological trauma that black men and black people at large face in real life every day.
Director Biography - Uche Aguh
Born and raised in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, Uche is the middle child of five. It was in Nigeria he developed his affinity for performance, and his love for film. His parents from an early age saw in him, an intelligence that could only match a career in Medicine. At the age of ten, Uche moved to Texas, where he lived with an uncle and aunt in pursuit of a career in medicine.
After obtaining a bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Uche obtained a Masters from Mississippi College, both degrees in Biology. Subsequently thereafter, He attended Howard University College of Medicine but decided not to practice Medicine after four years of Medical School. He instead, moved to Europe, where he shot his first short film "I STILL DO" and enrolled in the Identity School of Drama, in London. With several shorts under his belt, and his first feature film 'THE HOUSE INVICTUS' nearing the end of post-production, Uche Aguh, is ready to take the Film industry by storm.
As an actor, writer, and a director, Uche pays close mind in the execution of every minute detail of story telling. His writing informs the directing, which in hand, informs the performances. No one branch is more important than the other.