Tempting Fate, the much anticipated Hollywood meet Nollywood stunning and riveting movie, has finally premiered in Nigeria.
The movie, with Nigeria’s celebrated actor, Ramsey Nouah as the lead and has gained a lot of media attention in Nigeria and the United States debuted Friday 10th July with a glittering reception at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The premiere had most of the major cast based in the United States in attendance.
Kevin Nkem Nwankwor, the producer and director of the film, speaking at the premiere, described the new flick as an all-around inspiring and heart-touching film much like those of successful American producers like Tyler Perry and T.J. Jakes.
It is a story of two brothers who lost their parent and had to take care of each other. Despite being siblings, they have a very different approach to life.
Edu Okoye, played by Hollywood debutant Andrew Onochie, is the calm and peaceful-seeking brother, who is battling a life-threatening illness. The young man relies on his spirituality to walk him through his illness, hand in hand with his girlfriend Tracy, played by Tiffany Denise Turner.
But his elder brother, Ugo Okoye (Ramsey Nouah), is the hot headed bloke who has chosen a life of crime, which Edu, his brother pays the price for.
Ugo is spurred along his path of crime by Dan Davies, a ruthless crime and gang leader. With his brother (Edu) in dire need of money for an operation, Ugo has to play with the devil to raise fund to save his brother. But this results in a chain of events that serve to open up a world of hurt, betrayal and deception.
Nwankwor, who was making his directorial debut with the flick, said ‘Tempting Fate’ depicts deep brotherly love, betrayal, and forgiveness.
“The film explores a plot where two different paths in life can be taken with an unintended outcome. It is a must-see movie for those who have at any point been at a crossroad in their life,” he said.
In February, “Tempting Fate” was chosen as an official selection film to be premiered at the 2015 Pan African Film Festival at the very prestigious Rave Cinema in Hollywood. It was also at the USA Indie Fest.
Shot two years ago in the United States utilizing the latest camera technology ‘Red’ and supported by Panavision, Sulekhh Suman was the director of photography, while Emmanuel Ojeah and Unoma Nwankwor are executive producers.
More pictures from the premiere below.
Story: PM News Nigeria
Pictures: Best of Nollywood TV