After producing a successful repertoire of world-class material such as God Calling, Before 30, and Journey of an African Colony, Nollywood production studio Nemsia Films has struck the first exclusive slate contract for three commissioned feature films with Amazon Prime Video.
“We are very excited to collaborate 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 Worldwide Major Studio Licensing Strategy, Prime Video.
“This slate deal supports our goal to showcase Nollywood at its best, by telling authentic homegrown stories in a range of genres to Prime Video customers around the world.”
“At Nemsia Films, it is our belief in ‘no gravity for the mind’ that has led us to work with Prime Video, one of the leading streaming services worldwide, capable of delivering our stories further than we ever imagined,” said Derin Adeyokunnu, co-founder of Nemsia Films. “We are tremendously excited about the collaboration and what the future holds for Nollywood.”
Derin Adeyokunnu and BB Sasore co-founded Nemsia Films with strong confidence in its motto – “no gravity for the mind” – which has seen them become a center for fostering fresh and rising talent across every sector of Nollywood, in addition to their notable triumphs. From concept to delivery, Nemsia develops visuals that have pushed the boundaries of African storytelling, with the complete production chain in-house, including top-end visual effects and post-production.
Sasori is the creative director, writer, and director of much of their work, while Adeyokunnu is the managing partner and executive producer.
Breath of Life, written and directed by BB Sasore and produced by Eku Edewor, will be the first film under this arrangement. Breath of Life is a motivational film.