In 2014, FilmOne Distribution, the foremost theatrical distribution company in Nigeria, brought to the nation’s viewing delight, three blockbuster movies.
“Half Of A Yellow Sun” which set a new weekend Box Office record by beating Marvel/Disney’s blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy, at the Nigeria Box office.
“October 1”, superseding other movies in its month of release. ‘Looking for love in Lagos’ became a tag line particularly amongst youths, with the romantic comedy of the year “When Love Happens”, unveiling youths with acting dexterity and comical wits that made movie goers fall in love with the movie.
It's 2015 and FilmOne is set to open the year with three major movies;
a British/Nigerian comedy produced by Poisson RougePictures and con-funded by the British Film Institute will set the ball rolling on January 16 2015.
'Gone Too Far' stars O.C Ukeje, Adelayo Adedayo, Malachi Kirby, Bhasker Patel, Pooja Shah, Tosin Cole and is directed by fast rising female British/Nigerian Director in the UK, Destiny Ekaragha.
About 'Gone Too Far'
Ikudayisi (O.C Ukeje) travels from Nigeria wearing socks and sandals to meet his estranged brother, Yemi, for the first time in Peckham.
Yemi (raised in the UK) questions both his judgment and his African heritage. O.C. Ukeje plays the comical role of a typical bush African in the midst of 'toosh' folks.
A day on the estate filled with danger, excitement, and romance, teaches them the values of family, self-respect and makes Gone Too Far, a must-watch.
A psychological thriller, produced and directed by Katung Aduwak (Big Brother Nigeria Winner) will hit cinemas on January 23 2015.
The movie stars Nse Ikpe Etim, Bimbo Akintola, Damilola Adegbite, Chet Anekwe, Fabian Adeoye Olojede, O.C.Ukeje, Kalu Ikeagwu, and Gideon Okeke.
About 'Heaven's Hell'
'Heavens Hell' is based on a true story, it unveils the lives of two housewives who are best friends (played by Nse and Bimbo) and that of their husbands (played by Fabian & Chet).
Their lives are held together by a rock-solid friendship but soon laced with deceit, betrayal and a lurking darkness.
Think Corporate Espionage and think “The Department”. The movie which is a break from the usual norm of story-telling, will be released on January 30, 2015.
About 'The Department'
A secret organization tagged ‘The Department’ and run by young professionals, blackmails top executives into selling their companies to the ‘man’ behind the Department.
Two lovers opt out of The Department, and the pressure, intrigues, blackmail from the group soon tests their love for each other.
The action/romance/crime genre based movie stars; Majid Michel, Osas Ighodaro, JideKosoko, Desmond Elliot, Funky Mallam, Seun Akindele and is billed for theatrical release.
According to Mr Kene Mkparu, MD/CEO of FilmOne distribution:
“FilmOne distribution has clearly become the brand synonymous with quality theatrical releases. We can never compromise with quality content which encompasses sound technical values.
We look forward to 2015 with enthusiasm, as we have an array of great movies that Nigerians and Non-Nigerians will find highly entertaining and worth their time and money”.