From ‘Holding Hope’ to ‘Busting out’ to ‘Save our Souls’, Nollywood can be said to be in the mood for movie premiering. Right now another star studded movie ‘Bent Arrow’ featuring Joke Silva, Olu Jacobs, Stella Damasus, Enebeli Elebuwa, Desmond Elliot, Ngozi Ezeonu, Omoni Oboli etc. is set to be premiered by 6pm at the Silverbird Galleria in Abuja on 9th of September, 2010.
Directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen and produced by Isang Ubong-Awah ‘Bent Arrows’ storylines weave together to illuminate the human consequences of sexual abuse, betrayal, undue parental control and the male child syndrome on both the society, and specifically, on young girls.
For the first time in the history of movie making in Nigeria an independent soundtrack album was produced for a movie. The ‘Bent Arrow’ soundtrack album was produced by Nigeria’s foremost music producer, Mr. Cobhams Asuquo with different genres of music and featured notable Nigerian singers like Styl Plus of Olufunmi fame, the Rooftop MCs (Lagimo), Nikki Laoye, Stella Damasus etc. the 7 track album has songs like A Brighter Day Will Come, Loved From the Start, Bent Arrow a ballad and so many more.
A film in a class of its own ‘Bent Arrows’ was post-produced in South Africa to bring the work to international standards. The Bent Arrows movie and the Bent Arrows soundtrack album was funded by Alphabridges Limited presently managed by Isang Ubong-Awah, a writer/ astute business manager with over five years experience in developing and running a media outfit.
Speaking on the movie, the producer Isang Ubong-Awah said ‘ Bent Arrows is a film that is not hideous about the realities of life, it shows that things may not always go the way we plan, and sometimes we will meet with circumstances that will pull us down but if we have faith we can rise above any challenge’.
Written to connect with audiences within and outside Nigeria ‘Bent Arrows’ is set to be a yardstick for excellent and innovative entertainment.