13 Letters premieres on Gidibox Live Cinema October 1
Lovers of curated content are in for a good deal, as 13 Letters, a movie by Pearl Agwu and directed by Kayode Peters will premiere on Friday, October 1.
The movie, which will premiere on Gidi Box Office, a Nollywood movie-streaming platform, portrays the current trend of couples hoping to get justification and judgment from the social media courts thereby exposing all their hitherto hidden secrets.
It evokes sentiment from the public and a total backlash for the protagonist. The producer tried to relate the trend in a dramatic and unorthodox manner where the most aggrieved of Akin’s (the lead character) numerous girlfriends, Peju had to team up with his other ex’s to fight him on social media.
Commenting on the storyline and the social media attraction, Agwu said she wanted something that everybody can relate to. “A story that makes the audience loves the valiant and the other sides.”
Speaking further on the script, Agwu said it took her about three weeks to write the story from conceptualisation to scripting of the thought process. “I am a humble writer,” she added.
According to her, the production team wanted to promote culture beyond telling a relatable story. “Something indigenous mixed with English. There would be subtitles going forward; we are running away from the Yoruba demons thing. The producers opted for the Yoruba language to be 70 percent,” Agwu stated.
On his part, the movie director, Peters said, “I am a filmmaker, I need to tell a believable story.”
Executive Producer of the movie, Kikelomo Moronkeji, said as people appreciate the curated content offered by GidiBox Office, its customer’s bases are growing daily.
Her words, “We put in all the hard work sourcing for great content, so you don’t have to. We’re also very reasonably priced; our monthly subscription is very affordable at $4.99. Gidibox offers cinematic Nollywood movies to a global audience. It will make more cinematic movies for its subscribers’ entertainment and viewing pleasure.”
“In all of this, we will stay true to our ethos, which is to produce quality, high production value, great art direction, and authentic stories played by believable characters.
“In a first of its kind venture, 13 Letters will be shown on our live cinema. This means that if you’re not in Nigeria, we have you covered. Just go to GidiBoxOffice.com or download our app to get your viewing ticket,” Moronkeji added.
She disclosed further that the streaming platform plans to harness young talent, new faces by working with young directors, producers, actors with the opportunity to showcase their craft.