Amazon Prime Video has secured an exclusive three feature deal with Nigerian studio Nemsia Films.
The first title to be announced under the deal is “Breath of Life,” written and directed by Nemsia co-founder BB Sasore and produced by Eku Edewor. The film is “an inspiring story about life and destiny where one must live to achieve one’s goal and not die until it’s done,” according to the logline.
The next two films will be announced later this year.
Founded by Derin Adeyokunnu and BB Sasore, Nemsia Films is a full-service studio with the entire production chain, from concept to delivery, in-house. It also offers visual effects and post-production.
Adeyokunnu serves as the studio’s managing partner and executive producer, while Sasore serves as creative director as well as writer and director for most of the studio’s productions, which includes projects such as “God Calling”, “Before 30” and “Journey of an African Colony”. ”
The deal with Nemsia follows significant blue-chip investments in Nigeria, including exclusive licensing deals with Inkblot Studios and Anthill Studios.
“We are very pleased to partner with Nemsia Films on this pioneering slate deal, which will complement our growing lineup of local Nollywood content for Prime Video customers,” said Ayanna Lonian, Director of Content Acquisition and Head of of the global licensing strategy of major studios at Prime. Video. “This slate deal supports our goal of showcasing Nollywood at its best, telling authentic local stories across a range of genres to Prime Video customers around the world.”
Derin Adeyokunnu, Co-Founder of Nemsia Films, added, “At Nemsia Films, it’s our belief in zero gravity to the mind that led us to work with Prime Video, one of the leading streaming to the world, able to deliver our stories further than we ever imagined. We are extremely excited about this collaboration and what the future holds for Nollywood.”
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