A year after a successful premiere in Nigeria, crime-comedy“Ojukokoro” (Greed) is now set for a US release at Nollywood 3.0, an event organized by KJM3 Entertainment Group.
The premiere will hold at the Metrograph in New York City on April 13, 2018 and will screen daily at No. 7 Ludlow Street.
“We can produce films that entertain international and domestic audiences and NY is our chance to show that,” said Dare Olaitan, who directed the film.
Written and directed by Dare Olaitan and produced by Olufemi. D. Ogunsanwo, the movie features Wale Ojo, Ali Nuhu, Tope Tedela, Somkele Idalama, Linda Ejiofor, Zainab Balogun, Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka) and Seun Ajayi.
The movie also stars Emmanuel Ikubese, Kayode Olaiya, Gbolahan Olatunde. Kunle Remi, Sammi Eddi, Lord Frank and Shawn Faqua.
“Ojukokoro” is a movie that unwraps an intriguing tale about a money-strapped manager of a shady Petrol Station who decides to rob his employers, but along the line, finds out in a sudden twist that he is not alone in his ambition and that a good reason isn’t always a right one.
Other Nigerian films scheduled to screen at the Nollywood 3.0 event are short films “Oblivion” and “The Encounter,” both by Ekene Som Mekwunye.
Others include “The Knot” by Davina Lee, and the romantic comedy “Tell Me Something Sweet” by Nigerian born filmmaker, Akin Omotoso.
While continuing its tradition of showcasing the works of talented filmmakers from the African Diaspora to American theatrical audiences, KJM3.0 also plans to launch a video-on-demand digital platform later this year.
“Nollywood 3.0” is the opportunity we at KJM3 have been nurturing since the mid 1990’s beginning with the success we had with “Daughters”, said Michelle Materre, a KJM3 partner.
“The productions are crisp, the acting is superb and the storylines more universal. We are excited by the work of these up and coming filmmakers who are doing Indiewood caliber work” she added.
According to another partner, Marlin Adams, Nigerians are currently producing more films than Americans and the Chinese, and their production values and stories are much more competitive.
“The entertainment value for western audiences of films like “Ojukokoro” and the other films in our program, is head-and-shoulders above what people might expect from the older version of Nollywood,” Adams said in a press release.
“Ojukokoro” was listed as one of the best Nollywood films of 2017 by Pulse Nigeria.