The Story ⚡
A new partnership with Euphoria 360 and Anthill studios is now in motion and here is everything we know.
With a burning desire to create bigger movies from Nollywood, established producers Femi Adebayo (Euphoria 360) and Niyi Akinmolayan (Anthill studios) are now in a new studio partnership.
This new deal will see the studios combine unique strengths such as talent, distribution, marketing and post-production resources to create several projects that will exhibit on the big screens and other ancillary platforms.
Niyi Akinmolayan, Founder of Anthill studios exclusively shares with us how this partnership was birthed, what makes it crucial at this time and why it marks a new milestone for the next generation of Nigerian movies.
“It is important for the industry to scale.
There is no industry in the world where scale happens without collaboration.
And when this collaboration happens, both parties have understood where their strength lies and must set out to then combine these strengths to not only push boundaries but break old milestones and achieve new ones to inspire the next generation of creators.
The beginning of this partnership struck off from working with Femi Adebayo in the movie “Progressive Tailor’s Club” and other amazing Yoruba actors I worked with in “Prophetess”.
I’ve always loved Yoruba actors and the nature of their stories.
Now that I’m co-producing with Femi Adebayo to create a new slate of projects like this, the nature of how to scale it up excites me a lot.
Anthill never fails to deliver technical and creative expertise, we are also good with marketing, post-production, delivery on budget and VFX. Our partners, Euphoria 360 on the other hand has the access to the trove of Yoruba stories with actors, location and everything that makes the story works including their fan base.
All of these combined resources and more is what makes this partnership a solid one and we are happy to showcase our first project off from this slate named “King of Thieves”
⚡First Look: King of Thieves is coming !!
Production partnership between Euphoria 360 X Anthill Studios has unveiled the first Look of "OGUNDABEDE"
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King of Thieves
The first project from this collaboration has been confirmed to be titled “Ogundabede – King of Thieves”- a Yoruba epic led ensemble that promises drama, action, suspense and slick visual effects that are tightly well done.
King of thieves (Ogundabede) is an epic tale of the Kingdom of Ajeromi, which is being terrorized by a band of thieves led by an all-powerful bandit named Ageshinkole.
Concerned by his pillaging, the kingdom moves to destroy him, through the hunters, witches and priests, thus beginning this adventurous saga of revenge, bravery and glory
Principal photography for King of thrives was complete in 30 days and shot on location in OYO state.
Adebayo Tijani, a prolific director of Yoruba movies credits as its director with the story largely developed by Femi Adebayo.
Screenplay and Visual effects were done by Yinka Olaoye and Dimeji Ajibola Respectively
Theatrical release is set for April 8th 2022 and Film One has signed on as distributors.
Odunlade Adekola, Femi Adebayo, Adebayo Salami, Joke Muyiwa, Toyin Abraham, Lateef Adedimeji, Ibrahim Chatta, Peju Ogunmola, Dele Odule, Broda Shaggi, Kunle Afod, Mr Macaroni, Aisha Lawal
Anthill Studios is definitely firing all its creative engines this 2022, especially after its output deal with Amazon that will see movies produced by the studio licensing globally on prime video.
Just concluding its first film of the year – The Man For The Job, the studio is embarking on its 2nd title – a sex comedy directed by Uyouyou Adia with rumours of casting talks ongoing with Efe Irele and Timini Egbuson.
All of these projects as well as this new co-production deal with euphoria 360 makes the growth of this studio into a gigantic powerhouse more exhilarating to observe.
2022 is indeed a burgeoning year for Nollywood and we’re giving you front row seats.
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