Monday, December 9, 2013

And Chiwetel Ejiofor Met Lancelot Imasuen in Toronto

Famous British-born Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor met the famous Nigerian filmmaker Lancelot Imasuen at the world premiere of "Half of a Yellow Sun" on Sunday September 8, 2013, in the Winter Garden Theatre at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival, Canada.

Right now Chiwetel Ejiofor (star of Inside Man, American Gangster, Salt, 12 Years a Slave) is trending in Hollywood as one of the best contenders for the Best Actor Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards coming up on Sunday March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre, Angeles, California, for his unforgettable role as "Solomon Northup" in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, a 2013 British-American epic historical drama.

 Lancelot Imasuen (director of Entanglement, Home in Exile, Bent Arrows, A Private Storm, ABCs of Death 2, Invasion 1897) is the buzz of the moment in Nollywood for one of the most ambitious movies in the Nigerian film industry, his historical epic Invasion 1897 based on the invasion of the Benin Kingdom by the British Empire in 1897 and how they carted away the priceless ancient artifacts belonging to the kingdom. And he is also trending in Hollywood for being the only African director among the 26 selected directors making the short horror thrillers of The ABCs of Death 2 series.

Lancelot Imasuen with Mitch Davis, an associate producer of The ABCs of Death 2. 

Mitch is the famous director of The Other Side of Heaven , a 2001 American adventure drama film, and has also written and directed Windrunner and A House Divided, a modern-day tale of Jewish man's undying love for a Palestinian woman in Israel.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

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