EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian production Eyimofe (This is My Desire) has picked up sales representation in advance of its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.
New York-based Aspect Ratio Sales has taken rights, excluding Africa where producer GDN Studios retains.
The project comes from filmmakers Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri, twins born 30 minutes apart in Warri, Nigeria, and is their feature debut. The story follows two Nigerians who, trying to better the lives of their families, both consider whether life would be better on foreign shores.
Melissa O. Adeyemo produced alongside the Esiri twins, Toke Alex Ibru was an executive producer with Olorugun Oskar Ibru and Ifeoma Esiri.
U.S. outfit Ominira Studios co-produced with Nigerian company GDN Productions.
The film premieres In Berlin’s Forum program on February 24.
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