Nigerian prolific filmmaker, Rogers Ofime, is pushing boundaries in filmmaking with his new project, ‘Conversations in Transit’; a movie to be shot almost entirely on a moving train.
Renowned for producing several outstanding Nigerian television soap operas, including ‘The Johnsons’, ‘Zone 222’, ‘Zero ‘Hour’, ‘Tinsel’ and ‘Hush’, Ofime disclosed that his latest movie is hitting the screen from the stable of Native Media Ltd, a multi-award-winning television production company, in partnership with Nigeria Railway Cooperation, NRC. to film on one of the newly launched trains.
The feature film titled ‘Conversations in Transit’ will be Nollywood’s first-ever film to be shot on a moving train and will be directed by Robert Peters.
“It is with great excitement that we announce the unveiling of a new film experience, the first of its kind in this part of Africa. Great movie production has been achieved in Nollywood over the years. Native Media and our other colleagues in the industry have consistently kept the Nigerian flag flying”. Rogers said.
“However, for the first time in Nigeria and in most of Africa, a movie will be shot almost entirely on a moving train. It is indeed a great feat for us at Native Media, the Nigerian movie industry, and Nigeria as a nation.”
Scripted by Tope Bolade-Akinbode and Dichie Enunwa, the feature film will follow the story of three women: Hajara -an heiress, Ini -an event planner, and Adeola -a career woman on a train trip from Lagos to Ibadan.
Starring in the movie are veteran actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, alongside Rhama Sadau, Uzee Usman, Yvonne Nelson among others.
Rogers’ new movie is coming less than two years after releasing his 26-episode historical epic ‘The Mystic River,’ on the streaming platform Netflix.