We having been following and talking about award-winning filmmaker, Obi Emelonye latest movie, Oxford Gardens. The trailer for the London set movie is out, and wow! its looking very promising. Obi Emelonyetends to be a step ahead in his projects, this time we would rather say he took fewer steps ahead. The boxing setting and car stunt in this movie is notting less of reality thus Hollywood looking in all ways. Check it out.
Here is how the top director defines his lates work; “Oxford Gardens is a film about boxing and not a boxing film. It takes some of the elements that make boxing films successful; sympathy for the underdog, blood, sweat, tears; and weaves them into a narrative that is an allegory for our broader fight for love, life and our place in the world.”
The movie features Ngoli Okafor, a former boxing champion in United States, Ngozi Thompson Igwebike, Savanah Roy, Iffy Chukwu, Princess Abiye, Frank Ani, Nnenna Ani and D’Richy Emelonye.
In 2011, it was ‘The Mirror Boy’ which attempted to see Africa through the eyes of a 12 year old London-born African boy. Last Flight to Abuja, a year later dealt with the glamorous world of aviation with its excitement, glitz and unfortunately, crashes. In all of these projects, I am seeking a new vista from which to see our common existence. In ‘Oxford Gardens’, I have attempted to tell a moving love story, wrapped in boxing gloves. Nigeria has produced great boxers, old and new. Said Obi Emelonye.
Oxford Gardens will be officially premiered on December 18, 2015 in Nigeria and Late December in London.