‘Ticket To Life’, a movie by Geshin Salvador, the Nigerian filmmaker, is set for a theatrical debut on September 23.
The Meroestream and Nubian Productions film was recently screened in Lagos. It also received positive reviews from press and film industry influencers in attendance.
At the press screening, Salvador revealed how making a film about the crushing realities of ordinary Nigerians inspired his directorial vision for the film.
“I wanted to effectively capture the gut-wrenching travails experienced by humans in overcoming their life demons,” he said.
“The film had to be set in a world that was true to the story without pictures of wealth or affluence.”
Written by Miskeen Anav from a story by Tomisin Ayoade, ‘Ticket to Life’ follows a young woman’s quest for greener pastures that uncovers a haunting secret.
She must make a deal with an archenemy to preserve her only means of survival against another enemy.
“We wanted to explore how people shy from what should be a part of normal life experiences and the juxtaposition of classes when people’s needs intersect,” said Olayinka Quadri, the film’s co-executive producer.
“In the past three decades, I have watched Nollywood and felt we are better than most of our outputs. About a year ago, I decided I would be part of the solution and not sit on the fence anymore. This led to Meroestream and our partnership with Nubian Productions to produce scripted TV and feature films.
“We set out to source great stories, and pull together talented people to paint the film. I feel we hit the spot on those points with Ticket to Life.”
The film — produced by Eugene Enogwe — features an ensemble cast including Sambasa Nzeribe, Linda Osifo, Debby Emokpaire, Tina Mba, and Christian Ochiagha.
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