Involved in big scale projects like Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther, talented US-based filmmaker Ofu Obekpa is definitely one to watch out for. Passionate about making awesome films, he is a prime example of what sheer determination can accomplish in today’s DIY film market.
Klippers is Obekpa’s latest film, and movie pundits and enthusiasts have thrown their weight behind the action thriller, rating it as one of the best action movies produced by a Nigerian in the Diaspora. The multi-talented Ofu with an enviable catalogue stars alongside WWE legend Kevin Nash, formerly known as Diesel (John Wick, Magic Mike XXL); Nigerian International seasoned actor, Conphidance, known for his role in the Emmy Award winning TV series Atlanta, The Inspectors; the screen diva Libby Blanton (Dark Roads 79, Push); the gorgeous Francine Locke (Nashville, Risky Business) and the sensational Robert Pralgo (Furious 7, Avengers: Infinity War).
The story unveils an assassin sent by his psychotic employer to kill his ex-wife. In his quest to accomplish the task, he becomes familiar with his target and this makes his mission difficult. His employer is impatient and senses that all is not well. In comes another hit man with an intimidating profile known for zero tolerance to mediocrity in the dark business. A series of events triggers a face off as the race to stay alive begins.
According to Ofu Obekpa, “My team and I paid attention to details to ensure we delivered nothing but the best production considering the fierce competition in the Industry. I knew from the onset that the story and the screenplay was vital in attracting the right actors for the various roles, which I wrote. This paid off big time as Kevin Nash and other celebrity actors could not resist and wanted to be a part of. I also drew heavily from what I learnt in the Film Connection from my mentor, Kevin Christopher of Rite Media in Atlanta. Nigerians will be awed by the top notch production and are assured of having a thrilling experience as they watch the movie on the Silver Screens.”
Klippers will also be shown in Czech Republic, Japan, France, Russia, Poland, Brazil, Spain after its Nigerian run. Klippers opens in cinemas across Nigeria from August 10th.