Thursday, February 16, 2017
Nigerian-American Filmmaker Ofu Obekpa is Proud to Introduce His New Film ’Klippers’
Director Ofu Obekpa is Proud to Introduce His New Film "Klippers"
A Nigerian-American filmmaker is beating the odds and overcoming adversity in his own life to leave his mark with first feature film debut.
ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ofu Obekpa, a Nigerian-American filmmaker and founder of Skyrunner Productions, is releasing his new film "Klippers," a new thriller/suspense film about love, hope and redemption. The film follows the story of a psychotic man who sends an assassin to kill his ex-wife and the brother who would do anything to save his sister. Obekpa wrote, directed and starred in the film.
"Klippers" has multiple layers to the story with exciting character development. It features a diverse cast and strong female characters. Starring in the film alongside Obekpa are wrestling and acting icon Kevin Nash (Magic Mike XXL, John Wick, The Longest Yard), Libby Blanton (Vacation), Conphidance (American Gods, Six), Francine Locke (Nashville, Risky Business), Robert Pralgo (Furious 7, Sully) and many other seasoned actors. The film is currently in post-production, and Obekpa plans to release the film at upcoming film festivals.
Started in 2007 by Ofu Obekpa, Skyrunner Productions creates feature films for audiences worldwide. The company is committed to creating projects that initiate emotional, psychological and social impact while showing diverse views through cutting edge entertainment.
Directing this film was a long time in the making for Obekpa. He was inspired to write and execute this film after struggling to secure funding for his first big screenplay. The first big screenplay he wrote, "From the Shadows," gained the attention of Hollywood veterans, Doug Blake and Mark Kohl, but shooting the movie would have to wait.
"As anyone in the film business will tell you, you have to pay your dues and prove you have what it takes to make a great movie. I was all the more determined to keep moving forward."
He channeled his inspiration and his passion into "Klippers."
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