by Yemi Olowu
‘Nkiru’ is the story of a group of friends who disappear from a beach party under mysterious circumstances. The film takes the audience into the supernatural world of the African mermaid mythology otherwise known as ‘Mami Water’.
It had its first feature on MTV’s Touching Base documentary and also with a series of live screenings across the country planned for the New Year, audience and critics are set to be mesmerised by stellar performances from a crop of new and talented actors, including Nollywood newcomer KC Ejelonu.
The 12-minute supernatural thriller is written and directed by the internationally acclaimed Bolaji Kekere-Ekun, and produced by Nkechi Bakare of the 37th State Productions. The thriller is shot in a style reminiscent of the Hollywood urban legend genre and is scored by award winning Hollywood music composer Austin Wintory.
Nkiru premieres 6pm on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the La Scala restaurant, Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos.