Ego Boyo Takes The Ghost And The House Of Truth To Urban Film Festival
The Ghost and The House Of Truth, a movie produced by Ego Boyo, premiered globally yesterday, at the Urban World Film Festival, EMC Empire Theater12, New York, United Sates of America. Temple Productions Slate 1 Films and The Mission Entertainment delivers awesomely in this new movie directed by Akin Omotoso.
The film stars veteran filmmaker Toyin Oshinaike as Uncle Joe, multiple award-winning actress, Kate Henshaw as Inspector Folashade, BAFTA award-winning Susan Wokoma as Bola Ogun, Mario Obruthe as Tomi, Imoleayo Olusanya as Nike, Dara Egerton-Shyngle as Susan. Also staring in the movie are Fabian Lojede (Comatose, Jacob’s Cross, Man on Ground, October 1) and Kemi Lala Akindoju, who is also the associate producer and casting director of the film.
The movie tells the story of a counselor whose 8-year-old daughter goes missing. Frustrated with the police investigation, she takes it upon herself to catch the perpetrator, but as time runs out things take an unexpected turn.
Nwakaego ‘Ego’ Boyo is a well-known and accomplished actor and producer, who has worked extensively in the Nigerian film industry since the 90s. She made her debut as an actor in the critically acclaimed soap opera Checkmate, which aired on the NTA network service for five years, playing the role of Ann Haastrope, a role which endeared her to Nigerian audiences.
In 1996, she produced her first feature film Violated, a Moving Movies Production, directed by the late Amaka Igwe. The film was considered one of the highest-selling home video productions of its time and has gone down in Nigerian film industry history as one of the best Romantic Dramas, and the benchmark for Romantic films in Nigeria.
Ego set up her own production company later that same year and continues as MD/CEO of the company. The outfit was established as a fully digital production company with a rental arm and working in production from end to end, a service it continues to provide across two continents.
In 1998, Ego delved back into production with another collaboration with Amaka Igwe, this time the film was To Love Again, which was directed by Amaka Igwe and went on to garner several THEMA award nominations, and REEL award nominations and eventually to win best Film/Picture at the Reel Awards in 1999.
In 2002, Ego produced arguably the biggest romantic feature film of the decade Keeping Faith, directed by Steve Gukas starring Joke Silva, Richard Mofe Damijo, Olu Jacobs, a relatively unknown Genevieve Nnaji as well as Funlola Aofiyebi, Bimbo Akintola and industry staples Keppy Ekpeyoung and Fred Amata, as well as Veteran actor, Ibidun Alison.
The Ghost and The House Of Truth is a major production from Ego and has generated a lot of discussion among stakeholders and cinema audience as well.