Check Out the Trailer For Faraday Okoro’s AT&T Film ‘Nigerian Prince’

Nigerian Prince follows two characters; Eze, a stubborn, first generation Nigerian-American teenager and his cousin, Pius, who is a desperate Nigerian Prince scammer. After Eze’s mother sends him to Nigeria against his will, Eze retaliates by teaming up with Pius to scam unsuspecting foreigners in order to earn money for a return ticket back to America.

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Faraday is a New York City based Nigerian-American filmmaker. He attended Howard University and NYU Graduate Film School. Faraday’s films have screened in numerous film festivals worldwide, including Tribeca, LA Film Festival, and the Palms Springs International Shortsfest. In 2016, Faraday was included in MoiveMaker Magazine’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch.

NIGERIAN PRINCE made its worldwide premiere in April at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. It was shot on location in Lagos and finished in less than 12 months. The film marks writer and director Faraday Okoro’s feature debut and stars breakout newcomers, Chinaza Uche and Antonio Bell. Vertical Entertainment plans a fall 2018 theatrical release in multiple U.S. markets, including New York and Los Angeles.

Check out the trailer below:

Faraday is a New York City based Nigerian-American filmmaker. He attended Howard University and NYU Graduate Film School. Faraday’s films have screened in numerous film festivals worldwide, including Tribeca, LA Film Festival, and the Palms Springs International Shortsfest. In 2016, Faraday was included in MoiveMaker Magazine’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch.

The Untold Stories film initiative was created by AT&T and Tribeca to support filmmakers in historically underrepresented communities, such as those from diverse segments, including women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, African-American, Asian and Hispanic groups.

“It involves a lot of stuff that first-generation, and Nigerians living in Nigeria are accustomed to. Things that we speak about among ourselves,” he says. “It’s a story that’s more holistic than just trying to show dirty laundry.”

The film is due to hit U.S. theaters October 19.

 

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