6.6/10
7
1 user 2 critic

The Acorn Penny (2010)

Kinshasa dreamed of simple things, a Mom and Dad and food on the table. But when her dreams faded she found a reality not her own, of a world that forgot about children and their dreams and even the simple things.

Director:

Tiffany Laufer

Writer:

Tiffany Laufer
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lyric Griffon Lyric Griffon ... Ocean Angel of Destiny
Tiffany Laufer ... Aid Worker #2
Sophia Madden Sophia Madden ... Asian Girl
Saidah Mitchell Saidah Mitchell ... Mother
Marlyse Wanko Ngansop Marlyse Wanko Ngansop ... Aid Worker
Joseph Primes Joseph Primes ... Father
Tajae Elijah Wyatt Tajae Elijah Wyatt ... Younger Brother
Jada Young Jada Young ... Kinshasa
Edit

Storyline

When four magical acorns fall to her feet, Kinshasa's dream of the future unfolds into an adventure she never imagined she could call her own. As she rediscovers her African past, the war torn present and her wondrous potential she realizes she must fight the forces that stand in her way, for no one else will. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A wondrous story of the power of a child's dream to save herself and the world around her.


Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Democratic Republic Of Congo

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was shot completely in Cleveland. They utilized green screen with background plates coming from the UNHCR (United Nationa High Commission on Refugees). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent
11 July 2011 | by Bill WattersonSee all my reviews

The film was a standout in the shorts program I saw in LA, and that in itself is an achievement, as there were many powerful films screening that night. The filmmaker tackles dark, complicated issues through the innocent and curious eyes of a child, which is obviously no small task. It was touching and evocative without ever preaching or talking down to its audience. And, most significantly, it was visually dynamic and very imaginative. Great creative use of animation and digital effects to emphasize the wonder and amazement of a child. Normally I don't jump at child- oriented stories, but here Kinshasa's experience was the perfect prism for exploring the filmmaker's subject matter, and the cast was stellar. I'm looking forward to more from this creative team!


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed