Nollywood production house Nemsia Films has secured the first exclusive deal for three commissioned feature films with Amazon Prime Video, having already produced a successful repertoire of world-class content such as God is calling, Before 30, and Journey of a African colony.
“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 global licensing strategy for major studios, 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.”
“At Nemsia Films, it’s our belief in zero gravity for the mind that led us to work with Prime Video, one of the world’s leading streaming services capable of taking our stories beyond us. would never have imagined it”, said Derin Adeyokunnu, co-founder of Nemsia Films. “We are extremely excited about this collaboration and what the future holds for Nollywood.”
Nemsia films was co-founded by Derin Adeyokunnu and BB Sasore, with a strong belief in its philosophy – “no gravity for the mind” – which, in addition to their major achievements, has seen them become a hub for the development of young emerging talent in all facets of Nollywood. Nemsia creates visuals that have pushed the boundaries of African storytelling, from concept to delivery, with the entire production chain, including high-end visual effects and post-production, in-house. Adeyokunnu is the managing partner and executive producer and Sasore is the creative director, writer and director of most of their work.
The first characteristic of this agreement will be Breath of lifewritten and directed by BB Sasore and produced by Eku Edewor. Breath of life tells an inspiring story about life and destiny where one must live to achieve one’s goal and cannot die until it is done. The other two films from the deal will be announced later this year.
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Prime Video offers customers thousands of popular movies and TV shows, including Amazon original series such as The Boys, The Wheel of Time, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Grand Tour and the highly anticipated next series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Poweras well as critically acclaimed Amazon Original movies like Coming 2 America, tomorrow’s war, and exclusive Nollywood movies such as Superstar, Progressive Tailors Club, Bad Reviews, Badamasi and much more.
Alongside the Nemsia commissioning deal, Prime Video previously announced exclusive licensing deals with major Nigerian production studios including Inkblot Studios and Anthill Studios, underscoring Prime Video’s commitment to streaming movies. Nigerians and Africans to a global audience of over 200 million Prime. members.
Customers can stream or download and enjoy anytime, anywhere via the Prime Video app on mobile, tablet, Smart TV, game consoles or online at PrimeVideo.com. All available to watch as part of a Prime Video subscription, which is available in over 240 countries and territories around the world.
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