Multiple- award winning Nigerian Filmmaker, Adekunle “Nodash’ Adejuyigbe screens his first self- funded feature film at the 25th New York African Festival; the film, titled “The Delivery Boy, written and directed by Nodash as he is popularly known in the Nigerian film industry had its debut airing at the Nollywoodweek Paris Film Festival, as well as screened at the New York African Festival (NYAFF) a few weeks ago.
International film festivals are platforms that help promote films to the world and to see Nigerian films making rounds at International film festivals goes to show that the Nigerian film industry is stamping her foot as the world’s second largest film industry indeed.
Asides from being the only Nigerian Feature film that screened at the New York African Festival in 2018, The Delivery boy also earned a string of glowing review so much so that the time allotted for the Q and A session wasn’t enough and the organisers had to find another hall for the Q& A to continue. The film screened to a hall of film enthusiasts, reporters and Hollywood insiders, among who was Andrew Dosunmu, director of movies “Mother of George” and the recently released “Where is Kyra?” The Delivery boy is set to screen in Nigeria and other countries in the next couple of months.
Nodash is known for mentoring young talents so it’s no surprise that he showcases newbie Jammal Ibrahim for the lead role. Jammal plays alongside Jemima Osunde from Shuga TV Series, Charles Etubiebi, Jude Chukwuka, Chris Iheuwa and Kehinde Fasuyi (the erstwhile face of maggi cubes).
The film is said to have been shot on a very low budget but it screened alongside big budget Hollywood funded films; so if Nodash and The Elite film team can create a movie that gets international acclaim on a low budget project one can only wait to see what they’ll do with bigger budgets.
Nodash is the team lead of the Elite Film Team, and, he has worked on various projects, he was DP and Editor on Isoken and was also the DP on Kunhle Afolayan’s The Bridge and The Tribunal amongst others.
Check out the trailer below: