The Choice



The Choice (trailer here ) is WAYout’s first feature film, released July 2018. We are delighted that it premiered at the ‘Out of Africa’ festival

THE CHOICE laurels OFFICIAL SELECTION - Out of Africa International Film Festival - 2018

The Choice is available on DVD. To buy a copy donate £10.00 (or more) using the mydonate button above or through paypal using and email us at the same address to tell us you bought a copy with name and address.


Written by Foday Sillah; starring Nathaniel A. Sesay and Abdul Aziz Kamara, The Choice was written, acted, directed and crewed entirely by street youth. It was shot during rainy season and the noise of the rain, loud music or generators meant the whole sound track had to be recreated. Tejan Bah went out and recorded nearly 500 sounds and all actors, including the children, came in to the studio to dub their own voices.

Director Foday Sillah had very clear ideas about the music he wanted- a female voice drifting over the roof tops, so Lis Murphy came in to the studio to lay down some sounds. The crew went up to Kono to record the final scenes. It took a year to complete and Foday Sillah is now writing his next film.

Alusine and Wilfred 2

Sillah (direcotr) Alusine Boloma







max and joe argue

joe mining






Joe at funeral

joe and wife







Joe- Nathaniel Sesay    Max – Abdul Aziz Kamara    Young Joe – Musa Kamara

Young Max – Ibrahim Kamara    Ramatu – Margaret Tarawallie

D.O.P. Alusine Kamara    Sound – Alhaji Tejan Bah, Wilfred Cole

Production Manager – Alhaji Tejan Bah, Saidu Kamara

Original Music – Thomas Wise Amara, Lis Murphy, Xander

Post Production – John Kalokoh, Josta Hopps, Gibrilla Kamara

Producer – Hazel Chandler

Director/ writer – Foday Sillah

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