'The Weekend' movie featuring James Gardiner selected for 2024 Tribeca Festival

In an exciting development for the Ghanaian actor, James Gardiner, "The Weekend," movie which he featured in has been selected to feature at the 2024 Tribeca Festival.

James Gardiner

This marks a significant achievement for James Gardiner to showcase his growing influence on the global stage.

"The Weekend," directed by the talented filmmaker Daniel Oriahi, is about Nikya, orphaned at a young age, who has finally found the family she always wanted in her fiancé, Luke. Now, there is only one thing that would make her life complete: meeting his parents and relatives.

However, Luke is reticent, having not been home in over a decade. Longing for connection, Nikya pushes him to reconcile with his past, and soon they are off to Luke’s childhood home. While there, Nikya learns that family baggage can be harder to stomach than she assumed.


The cast also includes top African actors like Aniunoh, Bucci Franklin, Meg Otanwa, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Gloria Anozie-Young, and Damilola Ogunsi.

James Gardiner took to social media to share his excitement over the movie making it to The Tribeca Festival. "Can’t keep calm! We’re off to @tribeca guys! 🥳😮‍💨," he wrote to a set photo he shared on Instagram.

Colleague actor, Majid Michel, sharing his excitement dropped a comment saying " u go catch tribeca me den @gambi_know go dey wait you for der," with Ghanaian actress Gloria Sarfo adding that "Congrats James👏👏👏 Continue to conquer the world".

Director of 'The Weekend', Daniel Oriahi, also shared with his Instagram followers that "“I'm thrilled to share that my latest film, "The Weekend," has been chosen as an Official Selection for the 2024 Tribeca Festival (@tribeca), happening from June 5-16, 2024, in NYC.


The Tribeca Festival, held annually in New York City, is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. It was founded by actor Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal, and philanthropist Craig Hatkoff in 2002 to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, music, and gaming. The inclusion of "The Weekend" in this esteemed festival is a testament to the quality and appeal of African cinema.


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