• Saturday, April 13, 2024
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Inside Heaven’s Hell


 If there is hell is heaven, nobody wants to be there. But in reality, some people, especially women, find themselves in hell instead of the heaven many of their folks think they enjoy.

From April 9 this year, the crew of Heaven’s Hell will be rolling out the best of movie production equipment across Lagos in Nigeria and Wales in the United Kingdom to capture true life stories of women who have been subjected to various ill-treatments by their male folks, especially husbands.

It would be true stories encapsulated in one movie – Heaven’s Hell – that will hopefully premiere by September this year.

Heaven’s Hell is a post-modern psychological drama set in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa’s most populous city, and based on actual events. It focuses on two housewives and best friends whose lives are held together by rock-solid friendship, yet laced by betrayal, deceit and a lurking darkness. The movie also reveals how deeply physical and psychological abuse have eaten into the society and how many people are suffering in shackles of love.

As the stories in the movie unfold with intrigues and suspense, so also does entertainment heightens for the viewers as it shares light on social issues, things people come in contact with everyday and asks the fundamental questions that plague the society.

You need to watch Heaven’s Hell to know what to do when the one you love hurts you, how far you can go for revenge, what happens to virtue, character, value one holds dear when his or her back is up against the wall.

The roll call of the cast is just as intriguing as the story itself. Fabian Adeoye Olojede of Mnet’s “Jacob’s Cross” is one actor to look out for; the admirable actor is headlining the movie. Also in the mix are OC Ukeje, Kalu Ikeagwu, Gideon Okeke, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Bimbo Akintola, Chet Anekwe, Damilola Adegbite, Linda Ejiofor, and Waje.

According to Katung Aduwak, CEO, One-O-Eight Media, during a media chat held recently at Clear Essence Ikoyi, Lagos, from the intense story-line and script, to the best casts, crew and equipment, the Heaven’s Hell Movie Project is an international co-production mission with a message to fight violence against women and children. “Heaven’s Hell is staged to bring about real change in the African movie industry and will hit global cinemas soon,” the Big Brother Nigeria winner, noted.

He assured on quality production as the production team will be using Sonny F55 camera, the most advance movie production camera and first to be used in Nigerian film production.

Powered by One-O-Eight Media in partnership with BGL Asset Management Limited, Hashtag Media House, Del-York International and Aberystwyth University, the movie, beyond providing world-class production, aims at influencing society by exemplifying the African dream to the world.

The involvement of BGL Asset Management Limited is another testimony to the fact that Nigerian movie industry has come of age with improvements on the shortcoming, especially in data, records, distribution and management that used to scare corporate bodies away.

With $500 million annual revenue, according to World Bank, an amazing script and the right crew, Roland Odiase, representative of BGL, sees more value and return on investment for the owners of the company through the support of the project.

While the world awaits the premiere this September, already critics are raving about the cast of the anticipated feature films coming out this year. However, the production team assured that the final product would be a brilliant line-up of the gorgeous, the talented and the sensational. It is a full house of stars, one you would love to watch, they insisted.