Play Network Studios, a Nigerian filmmaking organization, has partnered with Mondjila Studios in Namibia for new film ‘The Skeleton Coast’. The collaboration between Nigeria and Namibia aims to tell the stories of Africans to the world through filmmaking.
Charles Okpaleke, a Nigerian film producer and the Chief Executive Officer of Play Network Studios, confirmed the partnership between Play Network Studios and Mondjila Studios on Thursday in Lagos, a city in Nigeria.
Charles Okpaleke said, “This is the ethos of The Skeleton Coast, a truly ambitious movie collaboration between our studio which has been at the forefront of modern, reformative African storytelling. The project is set on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, known to the local bushmen tribes as The Land God Made in Anger.”
‘The Skeleton Coast’
‘The Skeleton Coast’ is directed by Robert Peter. The cast of ‘The Skeleton Coast’ includes Thaepelo Mokoena, South African actor and television producer; Ini Dima-Okojie, a Nigerian actress from Edo State; Tjuna Daringo, an actress from Namibia; Mawuli Gavor, a Ghanaian accountant turned actor, model, TV presenter, entrepreneur and producer; Cindy Mahlangu, a South African actress; and Damilola Adegbite, a Nigerian actress and model.
Eric Roberts, a veteran American actor, is also part of the film. The film aims to promote Pan-African unity. It is produced by Rogers Ofime and Arafat Bello Osagie of Play Studios.
Nigeria has been creating headlines in recent months for “The Black Book,” a $1 million Nollywood thriller. The film’s storyline has struck a chord with viewers globally. The Nigerian film has already claimed its spot among Netflix’s top 10 English-language titles for three consecutive weeks.
The Nigerian film was released on September 22. Just 48 hours later, the film garnered an astonishing 5.6 million views. By the end of its second week, the film claimed the No. 3 spot. The Nigerian film ‘The Black Book’ has shattered Netflix records globally. The film is directed by the visionary Editi Effiong. It was placed on Netflix’s top 10 list for three consecutive weeks in 69 countries.