The countdown has now finally begun to the world premiere of Last Flight to Abuja, one of the most anticipated Nollywood movies of 2012. On Friday 8th June at the iconicTroxy Cinema, located in Limehouse (E. London), the Nollywood loving public will get their first chance to witness a ground breaking film that is set to exceed the expectations of Nigerian cinema’s new found status.
After enormous growth over the last decade, the fledgling Nigerian film industry, popularly known as ‘Nollywood’, has now surpassed Hollywood to become the world’s 2ndbiggest movie producer, with many millions of eager fans worldwide.
Written, produced & directed by Obi Emelonye, a visionary award-winning UK based Nigerian filmmaker and starring Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Jim Iyke – the biggest screen talents Africa has to offer – Last Flight to Abuja is set to thrill global audiences & become the latest blockbuster for fans of new Nollywood cinema everywhere.
Last Flight to Abuja is a high octane suspense thriller that unravels the twists, turns and leaps of fate that put a set of everyday Nigerian traveller’s on board a stricken plane teetering on the brink of disaster at 30,000 feet. Caught up in a nightmare scenario all the passengers pray as the final moments of their lives approach. All…except one! What does he know? Will they survive…the last flight to Abuja ?
Inspired by a tragic series of plane crashes in 2006 that rocked the Nigerian aviation industry and left 100’s dead, Last Flight to Abuja boasts high quality production values using the revolutionary Alexa digital camera system from Arri, Many observers in the international movie business anticipate the film will further elevate and redefine Nollywood cinema and create a much hoped for success that will help it‘crossover.’
The world premiere of Last Flight to Abuja is now set to become known as the biggest premiere of an African film held in the UK following the premiere last year of The Mirror Boy which currently holds the honour of that achievement and that of being the most awarded film in Nollywood history.
Last Flight to Abuja is set to be released across UK Odeon, Cineworld & Showcase cinemas in late June, with international premieres scheduled for Nigeria , Ghana , Kenya , South Africa and USA over the coming months.
Last Flight to Abuja was produced by The Nollywood Factory in association with veteran UK based Ghanaian producer Charles Thompson MBE of Screen Nation Pictures, the film arm of the Screen Nation Media group, (producers of the Screen Nation Awards).
NOTES TO EDITORS:
–Red Carpet arrivals from 6.30pm to 8.45pm.
– The evening commences at 7pm with an exclusive VIP Cocktail Reception together with presentations and interviews attended by a galaxy of top UK based African heritage film, television & music entertainment stars plus influencers from the worlds of fashion, media, sport and politics from the international cultural arenas.
– The Premiere begins at 9pm and concludes with a Q&A with the stars and filmmakers led by popular African TV host. After Party ends the evening by 12.30am
– Images & videos can be found at the Facebook and Youtube social media below.
OBI EMELONYE – One of Nollywood’s most visionary filmmakers
CHARLES THOMPSON MBE – The UK ’s top Ghanaian born film producer
OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE– Africa ’s number one female movie star
HAKEEM, KAE-KAZIM – Hollywood based top Nigerian actor
JIM IYKE – Nigeria ’s best loved male movie star
THE NOLLYWOOD FACTORY-One of new Nollywood’s leading production houses
SCREEN NATION PICTURES– UK ’s leading marketer of black film talent & product
NOLLYWOOD – The world’s second largest producer of movies after Bollywood
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