After the success story of Anthill Studio’s debut feature film, Elevator Baby, the Niyi Akinmolayan studio is forging ahead with DOD. The studio is tightlipped about the film; no one knows what DOD means, but there are a few exciting details: most of the film cast and crew are young adults.
SO HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT #DOD (or think we know)#DOD will throw you back. Some nostalgic shii.#DOD will be set around the early 2000s.#DOD will feature many young actors.#DOD will be directed by 2 young Directors.#DOD has already emptied Mr Niyi's akant.
— CHUKWUKA 🇳🇬 (@chux_anthony) January 14, 2020
Akay Mason, who directed Elevator Baby, will be directing alongside Abosi Ogba, who worked on The Set Up as a second unit director. Ogba and Mason are also co-writers on the project. Anthill’s in-house film composer Gray Jones is working on the film’s score while cinematographer Barnabas ‘Barny’ Emordi is director of photography.
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Coming soon #DOD…🕜🕟🕒🎬 “Once you change your destiny, you cannot change it back” – Babayaro #anthillpresents @akay_mason @abosiog #doubledeliciousness #directorduo #writerduo #DOD #doubletrouble #anthill2020 #juju-fi #timelines #anticipate Soundtrack-“blacktalisman” by @grayxjones (check his bio for full track)
Details on the film’s plot are also sketchy, but we believe it is a YA drama centered on a certain Adebayo and is going to feature elements of juju-fiction. It will be interesting if the film uses juju in an exciting way like Sugar Rush, which featured an invincible car in a chase sequence and a lot of teleporting reminiscent of the Baba Suwe days.
DOD is currently in pre-production and coming to cinemas in June 2020.