On Wednesday 17th October 2012, the world famous Empire Cinema in Leicester Square will witness a unique collaboration, with the world premiere of the Nigerian/British production, Amina. Amina is a psychological drama featuring Nollywood megastars Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Van Vicker alongside top British movie stars Wil Johnson, Vincent Regan and Alison Carroll (aka Lara Croft).
Amina can best be described as a British film with Nollywood sensibilities. Written, produced and directed by Christian Ashaiku, an innovative Nigerian-born London-based filmmaker; Amina tells a deeply emotional and dramatic story dealing with the themes of love, loss and redemption.
Told in flashback, Amina is about the life of a gifted young woman (Omotola Jalade Ekeinde) who, devastated by a series of life changing events suffers a total breakdown and finds herself incarcerated in a mental hospital. Only one person can help Amina, her doctor (Wil Johnson), but he must overcome his own demons before he can help Amina confront her past.
Shot completely on location in London and at St Ann’s Hospital in north London, Amina is being described by UK industry insiders as possessing real crossover potential and a film that can elevate and redefine Nollywood to become more widely recognized within mainstream cinema.
Amina is a production of AOC Communications in conjunction with African Film Tours, two unique London based media companies, which together have a mission to produce inspirational commercial feature films and at the same time contribute to the development of exhibition of world cinema for a global audience.
The premiere of Amina will play host to a line-up of UK industry professionals, Nollywood stars and politicians from across the globe, media & medical executives and many more.
An exclusive after party will feature special performances from top UK rapper SWAY and lead actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. They will be performing the title track of the movie, I Hope. Wil Johnson and exciting young songstress, Siam Hurlock will perform, Break Free, a song from the movie soundtrack.
Amina is currently in negotiations to be released in UK cinemas after the premiere. A limited amount of public tickets for the world premiere of Amina are available and can be purchased online from aminamoviepremiere.eventbrite.com