Africa Movie Academy Award-nominee Leila Djansi has replaced actor Eamonn Walker with Nigerian actor Yemi Blaq in her latest psychological drama “Sinking Sands”.
Yemi is a popular Nollywood actor best known for his roles in “Entanglement” movie series and “Total Control” and “Total Control 2”. He is a graduate of University of Benin with a Bachelors of Arts in Theater Arts.
Most recently, he won season two of “Celebrity Takes 2,” Nigeria’s version of popular reality show “Dancing With The Stars”. Yemi replaced Eamonn in the supporting role of Dr. Zach Matthews and joins Jimmy Jean-Louis and Ama K. Abebrese, who are playing leads.
The film tells the story of a couple, Jimah (Jean-Louis) and Pabi (Abebrese) in a loving marriage which turns into one of violence and abuse when Jimah becomes disfigured in a domestic accident.
Though Mr. Walker had to bow out of the supporting role due to scheduling conflict, he is expected to make a cameo appearance in the film, with scenes to be shot at a later date.
“Sinking Sands” is written and directed by Africa Movie Academy Award-nominee Leila Djansi, is financed through The David Djansi Memorial Film Fund and its Australian associates. The film wrapped shooting in Ghana on Saturday, June 19. The film is produced by Turning Point Picture and is distributed by Neoclassic Films Studios, with an expected Fall 2010 release.