Native Filmworks unveils A place in the Stars
NATIVE Filmworks Limited, on Wednesday, held an industry announcement event to unveil its first feature film, A Place in the Stars, at Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos.
Produced and directed by celebrated filmmaker, Steve Gukas, A Place in the Stars is an enthralling account of drug trafficking. It focuses on how fake and adulterated drugs are being traded for billions of dollars by some dangerous men willing to kill to protect their filthy lucre. It is also about a young man with a nagging conscience sworn to get rich or die in a very corrupt country.
Describing the movie as a game changer in the Nigerian movie industry, Gukas revealed that the instrumentation of the music of the film was done by a 90-piece orchestra recorded in Budapest, while the soundtrack was done by Chocolate City artiste, Jeremiah Gyang.
Set in 2006 Nigeria, A Place in the Stars tells the story of Kim Dakim (Gideon Okeke), a young lawyer who gets a client with a case that leaves him conflicted. He has information that can save many lives, if he passes it on. But he also stands to make millions of dollars, if he doesn’t. The problem is in Diokpa Okonwo (Segun Arinze), the kingpin of the counterfeit medical drug trade who doesn’t play nice.
A three-part event, the unveiling gave guests the opportunity to view the making of the orchestra, the music video for the soundtrack as well as the trailer for the movie.
The movie, according to Gukas, is scheduled to premiere in Lagos, Abuja, South Africa, Kenya, London, New York as well as Houston, Texas.
A Place in the Stars features some of the best actors in Nigeria, including Segun Arinze, Gideon Okeke, Dejumo Lewis, Yemi Blaq, Femi Branch, Matilda Obaseki, Julian Mcdowell, Armajit Deu and Amaka Mgbor.
Inspired by the late NAFDAC boss, Dora Akunyili, A Place in the Stars was produced in conjunction with Jungle Filmworks, Massive Entertainment, Consolidated Media Associates, Pepper Fruit Consult, Michel Angelo Productions and T-Large Media.
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