FEMI ELUFOWOJU jr TO DIRECT ‘INCENSED’
Femi Elufowoju jr the internationally renowned, multi-award winning British/Nigerian Theatre Director who has worked in such prestigious institutions as the National Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre in the UK, is set to go from directing stage to behind the camera to direct his first feature film, a UK/South African co-production titled ‘INCENSED’ written and produced by UK based Writer/Producer Dapo Oshiyemi and co-produced by Mickey Dube (South Africa).
Set in the UK, South Africa, and Nigeria ‘INCENSED’ tells the story of Taira Lutomi a happily married wife and mother whose life is suddenly turned upside down when her husband is arrested for a multi-million dollar fraud, dragging her into a world of crime, corruption, shocking deception and murder as she battles to save her family, furthermore, she discovers some very uncomfortable truths about herself and the life she lives along the way.
The film is scheduled to shoot in the second quarter of 2019 with a line-up of top talent from USA, Nigeria, South Africa, and the UK both in front of and behind the camera.
Femi said of the news “I am ecstatic and feel extraordinarily lucky to be gifted ‘Incensed’ as my feature debut. This exciting albeit ambitious action thriller will allow me to share with global film audiences, my imaginative appetite for storytelling against a rarely exhibited contemporary African backdrop. I eagerly look forward to the challenge ahead but most especially bringing to the screen the deftness of Dapo Oshiyemi’s fantastic screenplay”.
Talking Drum Entertainment will handle international distribution strategy.