NTA: CJ Obasi releases trailer for his adaptation of Nnedi’s Okorofor’s “Hello Rain”
CJ Obasi, director of O-Town and Ojuju, has released the trailer for “Hello, Rain”. The Director acquired rights to adapt the story from Nnedi Okorafor’s science fiction book, “Hello, Moto”. Their collaboration has stirred conversation on the relevance of sci-fi stories in Nigeria. CJ, has fiercely defended his intention to pursue genres that appeal to him as an artist, regardless of popular audience reception.
The short film stars Keira Hewatch as Rain, Tunde Aladese as Philo and Ogee Nelson as Coco
The new trailer features a lot of action, and is accompanied by Rain giving us a little understanding of the story, by a voice over.
The synopsis for Hello Moto:
There is witchcraft in science and a science to witchcraft. Both will conspire against you eventually.
We were three women. Three friends. We had goals, hopes and dreams. We had careers. Two of us had boyfriends. We owned houses. We all had love. Then I made these… wigs. I gave them to my two friends.
The three of us put them on. The wigs were supposed to make things better. But something went wrong. Like the nation we were trying to improve, we became backward. Instead of giving, we took.