NOLLYWOOD

FILMBUSINESS AFRICAN STYLE

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Nigeria and Germany 2020

Documentary I 65 min.

Language versions:

English I German I Spanish* I Chinese**

*re-edited version by DW-TV

**re-edited version by RTHK

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Nollywood Poster

synopsis 

"The second largest film industry in the world" (UNESCO) is called Nollywood and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. The industry is famous for fast produced low-budget films sold on street markets across Africa. In recent years, however, the industry is changing. The Internet offers easy access to worldwide distribution and multiplex cinemas sprout in Africa's mega cities. The bustling industry draws a unique mix of artists and businessmen to Lagos. 

 

Director Abba Makama dreams of an intellectual cinematic movement, a sort of Nigerian New Wave. Bastian Gotter, a young investor from Berlin, almost by accident, co-founded Africa's largest movie streaming service. Producer Don Omope believes the time has come for a his generation of filmmakers, "we are here to become the Tarantinos and Steven Spielbergs of Nigeria."

 

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credits

Written and Directed by 

Johannes Preuss

Editor

Tobias Wilhelmer

 

Music

Max Clouth

 

Music recordings with

Filmorchester Babelsberg

conducted by Jörg Iwer

Camera

Johannes Preuss & Abayomi Akande

Sound

Opas Onucheyo

Producers

Johannes Preuss & Mark Szilagyi

Sound Postproduction & Mix

Robin Harff & Thomas Rother

Animation

Mario Bertsch

Color Grading

Martin Mikosch

Produced by

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

With financial support of

Embassy of the

Federal Republic of Germany

World Sales

Rushlake Media

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