(Press Release, London, 15 January 2013) In the run up to the Nigerian and South African premieres, and following the success of the world premiere attended by leading cast from Hollywood and Nollywood at London IndigO2, HekCentrik Films, the producer of this Hollywood/Nollywood production Turning Point, has released the first webisode (of a multi-part series taking a look behind the scenes of making of this exciting new film by London-based filmmaker Niyi Towolawi.
This first webisode title ‘The Bosses’ provides a behind the scenes glimpse on location in America where the first part of filming was rendered for five weeks and kicks off with an informal lunchtime barbeque followed by the shooting of scenes involving actors Ernie Hudson, Joe Estevez and Nigerian lead, Igoni Archibong.
As well as getting in on the banter between the two Hollywood veterans, Hudson and Estevez, the webisode also highlights the work of one of Nigeria’s leading makeup artists and Head of Make up for Turning Point, Lola Maja-Okojevoh.
A compelling story of ethnic prejudice, blurred moral lines, revenge and redemption written and directed by Towolawi, Turning Point follows the rise and fall of Ade (Igoni Archibong), Nigerian-American New York City investment banker who is in a relationship with keen-to-marry African-American Stacey (KD Aubert) but is forced into an arranged marriage to seemingly submissive Grace (Jackie Appiah) by his controlling mother (Patience Ozokwor).
With a star studded cast of Hollywood and Nollywood talents bringing together Hollywood heavyweights Ernie Hudson best known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, Sergeant Albrecht in The Crow, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle and Warden Leo Glynn in Oz, Todd Bridges of Diff’rent Strokes fame, Victoria’s Secret model and actress from Scorpion King, Friday After Next and Soul Plane, KD Aubert, Joe Estevez with leading names of African cinema such as Nollywood’s noted actress Patience Ozokwor (Mama Gee) also known as Mother Africa, Ghana’s celebrated actress Jackie Appiah, Nigerian actress of Blackberry Babesfame Oge Okoye, Turning Point turns into reality what was once a dream of a partnership between the world’s two largest film industries, Hollywood and Nollywood.
The first webisode can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux8DEr3iF1k&list=UU3sua0TRMuwhmpNklNpV_yQ&index=1
Following the star-studded London premiere which filled the 1,500 capacity venue IndigO2 with the movers and shakers, Africa and America premiere dates will shortly be released.