Star Trek: Discovery actress Oyin Oladejo is starring within the indie function Orah, from director Lonzo Nzekwe and fellow Nigerian-Canadian artistic expertise.
Oladejo performs the titular character Orah Dokubo, who at age 15 killed a person in Nigeria earlier than fleeing Africa along with her toddler son. Seventeen years later, Orah is an unlawful immigrant in Canada and dealing as a taxi driver for an legal professional and his high-profile Nigerian shopper, Bami Hazar, who’re each concerned in worldwide cash laundering.
After Hazar orders the homicide of Orah’s son, she begins a revenge spree to deliver Hazar to justice and has to resort to violence to settle the rating when all authorized choices fail.
Oladejo is a Toronto-based actress initially from Nigeria who performs Lieutenant Junior Grade Joann Owosekun on Star Trek: Discovery and likewise starred on Hulu’s Endlings. Nzekwe wrote and directs Orah, which has wrapped two weeks of manufacturing in Sudbury, Ontario, forward of a second unit shoot in Nigeria in early December.
The ensemble solid consists of Agape Mngomezulu, Fortunate Onyekachi Ejim, Morgan Bedard, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, Oresiri Erhuero, Okechukwu Chukwundi Ukeje, Femi Lawson and Christopher Seivright.
The producer credit are shared by Nzekwe, Floyd Kane (Diggstown) and Amos Adetuyi (The Boathouse).
“Orah is a movie I’ve been creating for the previous 11 years. I’m very grateful to lastly start taking pictures with the gifted solid and crew we’ve assembled and honored to have the ability to shoot a part of the movie in Nigeria which performs such a key function,” Nzekwe mentioned in an announcement.
Producers Kane and Adetuyi boarded the Orah undertaking 5 years in the past, and at last bought the indie earlier than the cameras with financing from Telefilm Canada and Ontario Creates. “I’m grateful that Lonzo needed to work with us on Orah. It’s nice to deliver a narrative to the display that displays my Nigerian heritage,” Adetuyi added in his personal assertion.
Orah is produced by Circle Blue Leisure, Freddie Movies and IronFlix Inc., which focuses on movie from Africa and the African diaspora.