Nigerian film production company ‘NEMSIA FILMS’, has closed the first exclusive slate deal for three commissioned feature films with Amazon Prime Video.
The company has already produced a successful repertoire of world-class content such as God Calling and Before 30, as well as Journey of an African Colony.
“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.”
Nemsia Films was founded by Derin Adeyokunnu and BB Sasore, with a strong belief in its ethos — “no gravity for the mind” — which has led to it becoming a hub for developing young and emerging talent across every facet of Nollywood. The company creates visuals that have pushed the envelope in African storytelling, from concept to delivery, with the entire production chain, including top-end visual effects and post-production, sitting in-house. Adeyokunnu serves as managing partner and executive producer and Sasore is the creative director, writer, and director of most of their work.
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The first film in this deal will be Breath of Life, written and directed by BB Sasore and produced by Eku Edewor. The story of this film is about life and destiny where one must live to fulfill their purpose and cannot die until this is done. The other two films to come from the deal will be announced later this year.
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In addition to Nemsia’s commissioning deal, Prime Video has previously announced exclusive licensing agreements with leading Nigerian production studios, including Inkblot Studios and Anthill Studios. The company is committed to delivering African and Nigerian films to a global audience of more than 200 million members.
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