Oya: Rise of the Orisha

Oya: Rise of the Orisha resurrects mythical deities from African folklore, known as Orishas, into modern-day superheroes in Britain.
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Nosa Igbinedion
Film
London
United Kingdom
2 Team Members


OPEN THE DOOR TO THE WORLD OF THE ORISHA

Synopsis

Oya: Rise of the Orisha focuses on a young woman named Adesuwa who has the unique ability to transform into the fearsome warrior goddess, Oya, the Orisha of change. When she changes, she gains amazing abilities. We follow Adesuwa as she goes on a head-stomping mission to keep the doorway between the Orisha and humanity closed. Be prepared for an action packed , mystical adventure as we explore the world of the Orisha.

Directors Statement

The reason I became a filmmaker was to tell stories that haven’t been heard before and explore worlds that had been explored before. Oya: rise of the Orisha is my chance to do exactly that! These rich worlds and stories have been carried in people minds for millennia and told mostly orally. Amazingly, this culture has not been visualised on the silver screen in this way, until now!

I aim to create a slick production that will update these deities and make them and their world appear stylish and edgy. Similar to how 300 took a Greek myth and with a pumping rock soundtrack made a stylish extravaganza. With the advent of the digital age (low cost of high quality cameras and cost effective post production services), there has never been a better time to do this movie like this outside of a studio. I believe this is in tune with the zeitgeist.

What We Need & What You Get!!

We initially plan to make a short film, to introduce the world of the Orisha to audiences. It sets the scene for a large chunk of the feature film. The short film will be used as a vehicle to pool further investment for the feature film, as it will prove there is an audience and a market for this movie, targeting not just Nigeria and the Diaspora, but also comic book lovers and lovers of superhero films.

We plan to shoot start shooting the short in the middle of April 2013 at a budget of £5,000. The money will go towards the location, hiring equipment (-we intend to shoot on a Red Epic, providing the right style visually for the film), small fee for the cast and crew, but most importantly creating a whole new world in which these characters live and breathe.

Perks include Exec Producer credits and involvement and contribution to the film!

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The Team

Nosa – Writer/Director

Nosa Igbinedion is an award winning filmmaker, his films and promos have been screened worldwide. Not only is he an accomplished director but he also is a visual effects specialist allowing him to give each of his products a unique and visually appealing look.
www.nosa-filmmaker.com

Joy - Producer

Award-winning producer, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor was born in Port Harcourt Nigeria. She was a freelancer for a few years after finishing her first degree, working mainly on short films picking up her first award at the Indian Film Festival, and then later on expanding on this at various awards. She later joined DreamCoat Producions, within which she has established a strong dynamic voice as head writer and producer. Her work has achieved worldwide distribution through various prominent international festivals and, including recently being commissioned by Stratford Theatre Royal to write a play. www.dreamcoatproductions.com

Sheila - Associate Producer

Sheila Nortley is an award-winning film producer and writer. She produced the neo-noir short film The Hydra which scooped Best Film at the BFM awards at the British Film Institute in 2009. Since then she has worked for AmeenDream
Entertainment and several other production companies. Sheila's current portfolio includes several internationally award-winning productions including Zion and feature film David is Dying [Winner of Seven International Film Awards, including Grand Jury Prize 'Best Director' 15th American Black Film Festival & 'Best Female Actor' Los Angeles New
Wave International Film Festival.]

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  • £5GBP
    Public thank you

    A Facebook thank you and a special thank you from us, because every contribution is important.

    3 out of 200 claimed

  • £10GBP
    Public Thanks & Exclusive Info

    A FaceBook 'thank you' tag from us and updates about the film in our exclusive backstage pass which includes updates and sneak previews of the film

    25 out of 200 claimed

  • £20GBP
    Behind the Scenes

    A thank you in the credits, HD Download of film and behind the scenes footage.

    23 out of 50 claimed

  • £25GBP
    Film Download & Promo images

    Get everything above plus a HD DOWNLOAD of the film before its release date + UNRELEASED promo images of the Orisha.

    29 out of 30 claimed

  • £50GBP
    Be an early Audience

    Everything above (including backstage pass, HD download etc...) and be an AUDIENCE TESTER: Get an invitation to preview screening, where you can view an early cut of the film and give your feedback.

    12 out of 25 claimed

  • £75GBP
    OYA CONCEPT ART

    Everything above plus get some amazing concept artwork depicting the fantastical world of OYA: RISE OF THE ORISHA

    2 out of 15 claimed

  • £100GBP
    SKYPE US!!

    All the above plus a Skype chat with the Creative team to ask them ANY questions about the film + a signed script and souvenirs from set.

    4 out of 15 claimed

  • £200GBP
    OYA FILM EXPERIENCE

    Get the Oya film experience and choose from 1 of the following experiences. OPTION 1: GET INVOLVED in the FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY. Watch the amazing stunts as they are created and also act as a stand in for the action! OPTION 2: Spend a day with the Visual FX team and LEARN how the SPECIAL SUPER HERO effects (from FLYING to TELEPORTATION) are created. If you are abroad you will have access to detailed behind the scenes footage depicting how the visual fx and fight scenes are put together.

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  • £500GBP
    Visit Set & Premiere Tickets

    As above plus VIP treatment on a shoot date when you will be invited to visit the crew and cast on the film set, a PERSONALIZED DVD of the film with YOUR NAME on the sleeve and two tickets to the film premiere.

    1 out of 10 claimed

  • £1,000GBP
    Become a Superhero!!

    As above plus an exclusive superhero costume/ outfit made for you, “Contributing Producer” credit on IMDB and a speaking role in the feature film

    0 out of 6 claimed

  • £2,500GBP
    Executive Producer Perk

    An executive producer credit and an IMDB producer credit + VIP visit to the film set and VIP tickets to the premiere. .

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