Anthill Studios, a leading media production company in Nigeria, has announced the commencement of principal photography on “Criminal,” a gripping new film directed by Dolapo Adigun in her directorial debut. This marks another milestone in Anthill’s commitment to nurturing and empowering new talent within the industry.
Adigun a highly promising filmmaker and editor on successful projects like “The House of Secrets,” “Jagun Jagun,” and “Mikolo,” Adigun joins the ranks of Anthill’s successful alumni like Akay Mason, who helmed the critically acclaimed “Elevator Baby.”
This signifies the studio’s commitment to its “Directors’ Internship” program, an intensive training ground for aspiring directors who are given the opportunity to hone their craft and realize their creative visions.
“Dolapo’s talent and dedication are truly inspiring,” said Niyi Akinmolayan, Creative director and founder of Anthill Studios.
“Her distinctive vision and storytelling prowess align perfectly with Anthill’s commitment to pushing boundaries and creating impactful cinema.”
Criminal, written by Niyi Akinmolayan has an impressive cast list including Funlola Aofiyebi, Uzor Arukwe, Segun Arinze, Chuks Joseph, Gbubemi Ejeye, Obehi Aburime, Taye Arimoro, Bryan Okoye, Austine Onuoha, OG Tega and Miriam Peters.
Adigun, brimming with excitement, shared her thoughts on this significant moment: “I am incredibly grateful to Anthill Studios for believing in me and entrusting me with this incredible opportunity. I have learned immensely from some of the best in the industry. “Criminal” is a film that will resonate with audiences on a deep level, and I am confident that it will leave a lasting impact.”
With its focus on fostering new talent and producing high-quality content, Anthill Studios remains at the forefront of the Nigerian film industry. “Criminal” promises to be another captivating addition to the studio’s impressive portfolio, further solidifying its position as a leading force in African cinema.