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American Dream

Discussion in 'African Movie Reviews' started by blackpearl, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. blackpearl

    blackpearl oloju come and do

    American Dream, Triangle on screen

    BLACK Ivory Communications, a media firm based in Nigeria with office in New York has released a new romantic comedy movie titled American Dream. The film, which captures general youthful obsession with travelling to America was produced and directed by Tony Abulu, a Nigerian based in New York.

    Also publisher of Pan-African Magazine; Black Ivory, Abulu who has spent about 22 years in United States used the movie to highlight the dangers inherent in obsessive desire by Africans to travel abroad. At the press preview of the movie held recently in Lagos, the producer of the flick said, "I have been in the States for about 22 years. Many people thought Nigeria is a very tough country, but the truth is that the case is the same even in America. I decided to show Nigerians how tough life is in America through this film," he said.

    He stressed that "I decided to do a cross over film that will be viewed at home and other parts of the world. My concern is; can we do a film in Nigeria that will be appreciated and recognised outside the continent of Africa? So that's why we decided to do a film that will not only entertain but also educate our youths on what travelling to America is all about."

    The movie chronicles the life of Ade Bakare, a suave and very successful Nigerian advertising agency executive who obsesses with Lola Johnson, a beautiful American law student vacationing in Nigeria from University of Chicago. And after Lola returned to America, Ade must secure the notorious elusive American visa by any means in order to join his soul mate in America, even if it means mortgaging his lucrative career and engaging the services of a blood thirsty loan shark.

    According to the producer, the two-hour film will be released this August by Blockbuster and is poised to raise the aesthetic quality and distribution opportunities for Nollywood films globally. Black Ivory teamed up with Nigerian actor, director and producer Paul Obazele, president of Royal Pictures Nigeria, who assembled the Nigerian cast and crew for the project and also served as co-producer and assistant director. American director of photography, Ferman Lee, and Nigerian sound engineer, Femi Aloba, also joined them.

    The film features notable Nollywood stars such as Jim Iyke, Amaechi Muonagor, Segun Arinze, Ngozi Ezeonu, Ngozi Orji, Rita johnson, Emeka Rollers and Nigerian born U.S film and modelling superstar, Karibi Fubara, who is the reigning American Face of Ford motor company.

    Also, Dove Media Productions is set to release their newest movie entitled Triangle. The movie, which was previewed alongside American Dream was produced by Lilian Amah-Aluko and was directed by a notable Nollywood director, Aquila Njamah. According to the producer Lilian, the movie is based on a true story with sharp little shocks and some pithy dialogue.

    It tells the story of Joan (Eucharia Anunobi) who is seriously in love with her dream husband, Randy (Kalu Ikeagwuonu). But before she swears "for better for worse till death do us part", Randy died in an auto crash that devastated Joan. Her reaction to his death was almost as shocking to the audience as his son, his father's look alike, who Joan swears to keep forever by having sexual intercourse with her own blood son. She stands accused of sexually abusing her son. So utterly convinced of her guilt, she makes a full frank confession. The deeper the audience is dragged into the lust of her world, the murkier it becomes.

    It stars Alex Usifo, Eucharia Anunobi-Ekwu, Lilian Amah-Aluko, Femi Branch among others.

    The Guardian
  2. Orikinla

    Orikinla New Member

    Tony Abulu has done similar projects in the past.
  3. bronzy

    bronzy Master Group

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