Acclaimed Nigerian filmmaker Izu Ojukwu is gearing up to enchant movie lovers yet again, this time around with period drama 4:4:44 slated to begin streaming globally on Amazon Prime Video on a yet to be disclosed date in November.
Inspired by true events, 4:4:44 chronicles the story of two perfect individuals whose lives gets rattled after a harrowing event on their wedding night. In a series of events that unearths the ugly head of social prejudice against mental health, this couple must navigate a world full of nightmares, either together or on their own.
4:4:44 stars Award-winning actors Richard Mofe-Damijo and Nse Ikpe-Etim in lead roles with Segun Akindele, Efe Irele, Chiwetalu Agu, Shan George, Ali Baba, Blessing Onwukwe, Eric Amderse supporting. It also includes guest appearances from Teni the Entertainer and Broda Shaggi.
Izu Ojukwu, best known for bringing the masterpiece ’76 to the big screens in 2016 joined forces with producer, Winifred Mena-Ajakpovi to bring his latest historical drama to life. According to Winifred, seeing 4:4:44 reach a global audience through streaming giant Prime Video will be a dream come through. “My team and I poured our heart and soul into the making of this film, to honor a story so dear to me and live up to the responsibility the project itself placed on us,” she said in a statement.
4:4:44 will be available for streaming on Prime Video globally from November 2022.