Interstate is an ambitious film project. It’s not everyday you hear of a Nigerian movie made, in parts, with VFX, but this one has 80% of its runtime dependent on the use of these stunning onscreen effects.
Set in 2013, the film tells the story of 20 Nigerian passengers whose lives are about to change forever on a road trip from Abuja to Calabar.
Interstate dives into misconceptions about ethnicity in Nigeria especially for minority tribes, tribal stereotypes & profiling, jungle justice, parental love, patriotism for football in Nigeria, and domestic violence.
It stars Brutus Richard, Lucy Ameh, Funky Mallam, Rabiatu Sulaimon, Tomiwa Sage, Amarachukwu Onoh, and Blessing Amodu, to mention but a few.
It is directed by Sulaimon Omobolaji. In conversation with ShockNG, the director talked about the journey to making a movie with 80% special effects (VFX) in Nigeria:
“Interstate has been in the works for at least three years since the story was chosen as a winner in the TalentX Creative Solidarity Fund in 2020. I am excited for the audience to see it when it comes out because of the many positive narratives that the film tackles. For Nollywood, it shows our capability for the successful execution of aspects of filmmaking that may appear difficult or untouchable. It breaks that myth.”
No release date has been announced for the project yet.
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