Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Director Charles Tonderai Mudede’s Thin Skin Makes Its Blu-ray Debut On Sept. 26 From Bayview Entertainment

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey, @dvdblurayreport
Bayview Entertainment has selected Sept. 26 for the Blu-ray debut for director Charles Tonderai Mudede’s award winning, soul-searching dramatic gem, Thin Skin, featuring a masterful performance by Ahamefule Joe Oluo.


Based on Oluo’s own semi-biographical stage play (an off-Broadway run), who is also making his film debut, we quickly learn that Oluo is the real deal.   He is a musician, a composer and the founding member of the award-winning jazz-punk quartet, Industrial Revelation.  


And, perhaps just as important for the role, he is also a stand-up comedian — that means he has a sense of timing and just the right touch of pathos … and he delivers a performance that you will not soon forget.


As the story unfolds, we find Aham is stuck in a no future job, which is made all the more complicated by his boss (played by Jennifer Lanier — Bride and Zoom, The Last Champion) who wants to save him.  She means well, but with the load he is carrying, it makes it harder, not necessarily easier. 

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey, @dvdblurayreportAnd speaking of a heavy load, Aham, a single father with two kids, has dreams of being a professional musician and spends his nights at the various clubs (filmed in Seattle) … literally burning the candle at both ends.  


Exhausted, he needs the job to support his family, which also includes his “eccentric” mother, Susan (Annette Toutonghi — The Paper Tigers, Money Buys Happiness), who is white, and his older sister, Ijeoma (playing herself — his actual sister).  

There’s more — animals, his mother is in her own little world — the noise, the tight quarters … there is no rest.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey, @dvdblurayreportThrow in the long-since-gone father — it’s hard to say whether Aham or Ijeoma have the greater resentment for him — who is arrogant and judgmental.   It is a breaking point physically for Aham … a very tough period for him, sick and exhausted.  And does it show!!


We will not reveal the semi-twist ending, because it really needs to be experienced.   Surreal for sure, but very up-lifting.


Thin Skin is a labor of love, an indie film with a heart.   If this is in your viewing wheelhouse, then be sure to check it out on Blu-ray from Bayview Entertainment on Sept. 26.


DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey, @dvdblurayreport



DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey, @dvdblurayreport


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