Tagged the best movie to hit the Nigerian cinemas in 2010 (by Silverbird Cinema), giving Hollywood movies a run for their money
with so many local and international awards from the Los Angeles Film Awards and Harlem International Film Festival to show, Anchorbaby is set to take on the Ghanaian cinemas before the end of February.
In its eigth week at the cinemas in Nigeria, Anchorbaby has continued to garner more accolades. It was shown recently at the San Diego black film festival in San-Diego California and on February 16th 2010, it will again be showing at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles California.
‘Anchorbaby’ which has made several millions of naira, was shot and produced by a Nigerian Lonzo Nzekwe in Brampton and Hamilton, Ontario Canada. It had almost 40 actors with speaking roles and about 60 extras. The frontline actors in the film are Omoni Oboli, Sam Sarpong, Terri Oliver, Colin Paradine, Michael Scratch, Mark Cassius, Rachael Ancheril, Cyrus Faird, Santiago Lopera, and Chris Patterson.
A film that had Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and African characters playing major parts, ‘Anchor Baby’ tells the tale of a married illegal
immigrant couple living in the US, Joyce and Paul Unanga. They have been ordered by the US immigration to leave the country by voluntary departure. They agree to leave; but only after Joyce who is 5months pregnant delivers her baby inside the US. This will guarantee automatic citizenship for their child. Ignoring the deportation order, the couple goes into hiding. Paul was later caught and deported while Joyce stayed back to struggle on her own to achieve their dream. The love, hope, pain and struggle that came with this decision is bound to stir up some emotion in you.
Speaking on these recent developments on ‘Anchorbaby’, Lonzo Nzekwe said ‘we are glad the movie has come this far but we are not
surprised, because we put in a lot of work to arrive at what we have. More so beyond Ghana, ‘Anchorbaby’ will b e going to several other African countries. We are hoping to distribute the movie across Africa through Pan African and we are in no doubt that Africans will be receptive to it.
– BigSam Media