Nigerian and South African filmmakers – Njedeh Anthony, Christian Kazadi, and Justin Morgan have joined forces to create “Exceptional Beings,” a movie currently streaming on Amazon, Apple TV, and DVD. This collaboration we hope will ignite the cinematic landscape of the continent and position the continent as the next content producing powerhouse with its unique blend of storytelling, talent, and creative vision.
“Exceptional Beings” marks a significant milestone, as it brings together the artistic prowess of Njedeh Anthony (Nigerian-American), who wrote, directed and produced, Christian Kazadi (South African) Director/Cinematographer and Justin Morgan (Nigerian-American), Production Designer/Producer of the feature. The collaboration is a testament to the shared values and aspirations of both nations, showcasing the potential for unity through creativity and artistry.
The films narrative focuses on two supernatural beings that begin to question their godhood, when they encounter a human being, an ordinary woman with an uncanny essence, who doesn’t conform to their thousands of years of knowledge about humanity. They journey through her existence, as it relates to their desperate need to understand answers to questions, they never believed existed.
The film’s ensemble cast includes an array of celebrated actors and actresses from America including – Eric Roberts, Clarke Moore, Dane Oliver, Rachel Thundat, Jean Charles, and Ciarra Carter. The chemistry between the cast members adds an authentic layer to the story, making the characters and their journeys diverse and impressive.
The film’s reviews have been quite impressive with KTLA 5 saying “The movie weighs heavier on the humanity or should I say Godly drama, the action and fantasy elements are perfectly injected to accentuate the story.” While Indiewire stated “Exceptional Beings is a sprawling epic that takes us across the cosmos, Exceptional Beings is both technically and thematically nuanced. There is genius in the story, and it is there in plain sight for people to behold. The film takes its sweet time to get going but once it does, the audience is taken for a wild ride. For such a complex subject matter, the Filmmakers should be commended for keeping the narrative pacing perfect. The film does not lag in any place and each moment is carefully curated in the service of the story. Furthermore, not one instant feel boring or dragging. The editing here is razor sharp and the film whizzes by.”
“Exceptional Beings” is currently streaming in the United States on platforms such as Amazon, iTunes, Spectrum, Apple TV and available on DVD.
Hopefully we will see it soon at some of our local film festivals coming up this year.
Check out the trailer here:
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