In April 2019, word got to the media that Ghana's talented international actor, Abraham Attah has been cast in another blockbuster 'Indie Nigerian' drama film , titled 'Tazmanian Devil'.
This unexpected news brought a lot of euphoria among Ghanaian movie lovers. Entertainment critics in the country were very delighted that after 'Beasts of No Nation', Abraham Attah was selected to play a major lead role in a high quality American feature film.
Even though the movie is currently in post production with no official release date, one can say that very little is known about the whole project among Ghanaian movie fans.
We are all aware that the project was funded by Cash Money Films - the film production division of Cash Money Records owned by award-winning rapper, Bryan 'Birdman' Williams.
As we wait patiently to see Abraham Attah exhibiting his great acting skills alongside other talented actors in theatres, lets get to know 9 things about the whole movie project.
Aside Abraham Attah, the movie featured other gifted black actors like Adepero Oduye (When They See Us, 12 Years A Slave), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (The Chi) and Kwesi Boakye (Claws), who is also Ghanaian.
2. Movie Plot
The movie sees Abraham Attah who plays the role of Dayo, a 19 year old immigrated Nigerian student to the United States who struggles to balance his conflicting desires of joining a college fraternity and bonding with his estranged father who is a strict pastor at a local church.
3. Director of the Movie
Tazmanian Devil was directed by Solomon Onita Junior, a budding filmmaker who previously produced two short films: Witch Hunt (2016) and Two Hand Touch (2017). He also wrote the short film, Joy (2015).
4. Executive Producers
Aside Birdman of Cash Money Films, Benny Boom of Groundwurk Studios also helped in producing the movie. Boom who is a renowned filmmaker has previously directed 'All Eyez On Me' and some episodes of 'Empire' TV series and 'Black Lighting and Tales'.
5. Movie Writer
The movie was solely written by Solomon Onita Junior.
6. Costume Design
This was done by Teresa Beaudoin.
7. Filming Location
The project was filmed in Dallas, Denton and other cities all in Texas, USA. Wiley College in Marshall, Texas was used in filming the college scenes.
8. Production Date
Filming and principal photography began on 3 January 2019.
9. Release Date
Though there is no official release date for Tazmanian Devil, rumours are that the movie is likely to be released later in the year.
Below is the link to the official movie trailer on YouTube, enjoy!
By: Eben Owurachy
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