Friday, August 7, 2015

Kiki Omeili, Beverly Osu, Layole Oyatogun, Kunle Remi All Star In Mrs & Mrs Johnson

Young and aspiring film makers across Africa, find it very difficult to raise funds to produce their own feature films, they are also hardly given opportunities by existing film production companies to work as directors or producers, as they are often seen as green horns that need more years of experience before they can be given the “opportunity” to work on film projects, many of them suffer in their creative cocoons as their parents and society prefer they go after regular nine to five jobs, they usually feel like fish out of water in other industries and sometimes end up frustrated.

Derwin First Shot Initiative is an organization set up to give young men and women their first shot at shooting their first "feature film", by providing the needed funding, professional guidance and support that is required for them to shoot their feature films.

The very first beneficiary of the Derwin first Shot Initiative is a young and talented female film maker, Alexandra kura’ave Hul, a graduate of Economics from the University of Abuja who has to her credit two short films that have done very well in film festivals across Nigeria.

Under the Derwin First Shot Initiative she has directed her first feature film, titled “Mrs. & Mrs. Johnson” an urban drama with slight comic hues, which journeys through the rude awakening that shakes the world of two women both named Mrs. Johnson, under a very unusual circumstance.

Kiki Omeili, Beverly Osu, Layole Oyatogun, Kunle Remi, Lord Frank, Tunbosun Aiyedehin , & Mariam Lecky all star in  “Mrs. & Mrs. Johnson”. The film is produced by Grace Edwin-Okon and the associate producers are Gbemiga Oladele and Akua Asiedua Boateng.