Ofime breaking new grounds with ‘Conversations in Transit’ -GCFRNG

Ofime breaking new grounds with ‘Conversations in Transit’ -GCFRNG

The prolific Nigerian filmmaker, Rogers Ofime, is pushing the boundaries of cinema with his new project, “Conversations in Transit”; a movie that will be shot almost entirely on a moving train.

Less than two years away from releasing his 26-episode landmark film, “The Mystic River,” on the Netflix streaming platform, the award-winning producer is set for his first film of his kind in Nollywood; “Conversations in transit”.

Directed by Robert Peters, “Conversations in Transit” is written by Tope Bolade-Akinbode and Dichie Enunwa. It stars veteran actor Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Rhama Sadau, Uzee Usman, Yvonne Nelson, and others.

Ummi Baba Ahmed, Ofime told reporters during a conference held at the train station, Ebute Meta, Lagos, “took the idea of ​​this project forward.

“Conversations in Transit” tells the story of an heiress, Hajara; event planner, Ini; and a career woman, Adeola, who are on the 8 am train from Lagos to Ibadan. They must decide what the future holds as they ride the same train with an abusive fiancé, a cheater, and a repentant alcoholic husband, with the prospect of enjoying a wild and naughty weekend with strangers after hours, not knowing how long their lives are. . are about to change.

Renowned for producing several prominent Nigerian television soap operas, including ‘The Johnsons’,’ Zone 222 ‘,’ Zero ‘Hour’, ‘Tinsel’ and ‘Hush’, Ofime revealed that his latest film is coming to the screen from the Native stable. Media Ltd, a multi-award winning television production company, in association with Nigeria Railway Cooperation, NRC.

The project, a novelty in Africa, includes the entirety of the film shot on a moving train, from its arrival, transit and departure. “It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the introduction of a new film experience, the first of its kind in this part of Africa. A great film production has been achieved in Nollywood over the years. Native Media and our other industry colleagues have consistently raised the Nigerian flag, “said Ofime, who is also known for blockbuster films such as” Oloibiri, “” Voiceless, “” Zamani, “and” Hotel Majestic. “

“However, for the first time in Nigeria and most of Africa, a film will be shot almost entirely on a moving train. In fact, it is a great feat for us at Native Media, the Nigerian film industry and Nigeria as a nation, ”he added.

Continuing, the Executive Producer said the film would be a fun project with its premiere on a moving train, adding that “it is a good step in the right direction and we should be proud of this as a people. With Native Media taking the lead on a project of this nature, we believe that more film production companies will follow suit and further promote the laudable achievements of our nation. “

In addition, he called for support and partnerships of brands and institutions to help promote Nigeria’s image to a global audience, noting that “Your partnerships and sponsorship will be of great help as we move forward on this project.”

Ofime also thanked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, and the Executive Director and CEO of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, F.E Okhiria, for allowing his team to partner with them and for opening their facilities to filmmakers.

Sharing their experience as screenwriters for the film, the Tope and Dichie duo said that they had to travel by train from Lagos to Ibadan, to familiarize themselves with train travel, to do a good job.

Mobolaji Johnson Train Station Director Nyi Ali, who represented the NRC CEO at the press conference, said the NRC is open to partnering with filmmakers to showcase this administration’s laudable infrastructure developments not only to Nigerians but to the world. He also revealed that the train station would begin online reservations and purchase of train tickets in the nearest future.

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Ofime breaking new grounds with ‘Conversations in Transit’ -GCFRNG

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