Media reports show that Nigeria’s TalentX Africa and Undatree Entertainment’s new movie, the ‘Interstate’, is currently in post-production.
The film, set in 2013, tells the story of 20 Nigerian passengers whose lives are about to change forever on a road trip from Abuja to Calabar (cities in Nigeria).
Directed by Sulaimon Omobolaji, ‘Interstate’ dives into misconceptions about ethnicity in Nigeria, especially for minority tribes, tribal stereotypes & profiling, jungle justice, parental love, patriotism for football in Nigeria, and domestic violence.
The film features Brutus Richard, Lucy Ameh, Funky Mallam, Rabiatu Sulaimon, Tomiwa Sage, Amarachukwu Onoh, and Blessing Amodu.
In a statement, the director discusses the journey to making a movie with 80 per cent special effects (VFX).
Omobolaji said, “Interstate has been in the works for at least three years since the story was chosen as a winner in the TalentX Creative Solidarity Fund in 2020. I am excited for the audience to see it when it comes out because of the many positive narratives that the film tackles. For Nollywood, it shows our capability for the successful execution of aspects of filmmaking that may appear difficult or untouchable. It breaks that myth.”
The release date for ‘Interstate’ is unknown for now.