Nollywood is gradually getting more and emerging filmmakers getting into the industry. The movie, Ije by Chineze Anyaene raised the standard in Nollywood.
Soon after, others films like Tango With Me by Ali Mamoud, The Return of Jenifa by Funke Akindele, Eti Keta by Saidi Balogun, Mirror Boy by Obi Emelonye and many others cropped up and have done well at the big screens in Nigeria.
Another movie coming to beat the benchmark set by Ije; The Journey is Missing Link.
Missing Link is a flick by Nigerian based in Canada named Phina Brooks. The movie was shot with state-of-the-art High-Definition cameras and equipment. Top international stars Altoro Prince Black, Mary Gabriel. Maureen Reece, Emmanuel Mensah, Patrick Mac Eachern, Uba-Odi Onwudiwe and others acted in the movie.
According to Phina, Missing Link will be in theatres in Nigeria on July 20th 2012. The film was written, produced and directed by Phina.
Shedding light on why she wrote Missing Link, she said, ”my inspiration for Missing Link came about from a college project in which my thesis was to explore how communication breakdown can cause unintended consequences.
“Through this research I decided to write the screenplay in order to show some facets of my theory. I wanted to do something out of the ordinary not the typical Nollywood story but definitely something multicultural.
“It was very important to me not to portray Nigeria in a negative light as I brought to life the various characters. I also wanted to showcase the consequential challenges of different forms of communication breakdown.”
Story by Osaremen Ehi James/Nigeriafilms.com