Izu Ojukwu movie, ’76 has bag a deal with Shoreline Entertainment; the first distribution deal for the American company in Africa. Shoreline Entertainment was founded in 1992 by film producer Morris Ruskin.
The movie which also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival tells two stories from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed.
’76 was directed by Izu Ojukwu.
Speaking on the distribution deal, Princewill said:
“This is affirmation that African content is reaching further and further and is a sign of more things to come. As a team we are looking beyond one film to the next three projects. Today has made that dream more possible. I want to especially thank Lonzo Nzekwe who has been busy behind the scenes to make this possible and my fellow Nollywood family for all their support…”
The film casts an A-list of actors such as; Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Chidi Mokeme, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Memry Savanhu, Adonijah Owiriwa, Daniel K. Daniel, Ada Ofoegbu, and Debo Oguns among others.