By FEMI SALAWU
Nigerian movie lovers are in for an exciting start to the New Year as the long-awaited, romantic thriller, Beyond Blood hits the cinemas from on January 15.
The Royal Roots Production star-studded movie parades a versatile cast including Kehinde Bankole, Bimbo Manuel, Caroline King, Joseph Benjamin, Francis Onwochei among other notable actors.
To herald the cinema release, the red caret will be rolled out for a colourful premiere at Silverbird Cinema, Victoria Island, Lagos on January 14, 2016.
At a media briefing in Lagos, Greg Odutayo, Director of the movie expressed confidence that the movie will turn out to be a reference point in Nollywood. “I make bold to say that nobody will be able to predict the end of the movie from the start,” he assured.
He added, “Kehinde Bankole had to learn French, so also Joseph Benjamin. It is suspense-filled and not a mundane film. It touches issues confronting the human race.”
According to him, when Beyond Blood premiered on November 1, 2015 at the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California, USA, it held the audience spell bound despite its 11pm late night schedule.
Also adding his enthusiasm, Joseph Benjamin noted that being familiar with the story as a member of the cast of the movie has not reduced his curiosity to see the movie. Benjamin was also flanked by Producer, Debbie Odutayo and other members of the cast including Kehinde Bankole, Caroline King, Francis Owochei, Wole Ojo among others.
Produced by Greg and Debbie Odutayo’s Royal Roots Production the suspense-filled story was written by Debo Oluwatumininu and shot both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. I
“Beyond Blood”, a Greg Odutayo film, is a story about Moji, a young Oxford educated woman with a passion for social justice and equality. As the families prepare for the wedding, a series of unpleasant events occur that upturns the relationship and throws everyone into disarray.
Rather than confront the situation, Moji decides to “run away” to London in the hope that in her search for her brother, she will discover him and re-discover herself. But things aren’t always what they seem.
“Beyond Blood” is a story of love, betrayal, hope and a desire to make a positive change in society irrespective of personal trials and tribulations.
Speaking on cinema run, Uwem Jacob of Metro Classics Pictures who are distributing the movie said that the movie will be shown around major cinemas in Nigeria in cities such as Lagos, Benin, Uyo, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Ilorin and Abuja among others. All Silverbird Cinemas except that of Festac will show Beyond Blood as from January 15, so also Okada Cinema, Viva Cinemas in Ilorin and Ibadan, Genesis Cinema, Abuja, Ozone Cinema, Yaba, among others.
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