Jimmy Jean-Louis Named As 2015 NollywoodWeek Ambassador
The Nigerian film festival, NollywoodWeek Paris, announced recently that Haitian actor, Jimmy Jean-Louis would serve as the festival’s ambassador for 2015.
The festival kicks off on Thursday, June 4 and ends on June 7. “Jimmy is a perfect representation of the open spirit that the festival advocates,” said the festival’s Executive Director, Serge Noukoué.
“After making his mark in the United States playing various roles in Hollywood, he headed to Nigeria where he acted in several movies to contribute to the development this new industry and today, he sports his director’s cap with his documentary, Jimmy Goes to Nollywood, which will be presented on opening night on Thursday June 4th,” Noukoue said.
This year, 10 films will be screened for the Parisian audience to discover and eight of those films are in competition to win the Audience Award.
The official selection include A Mile From Home directed by Eric Ameghien, The Last Three Digits directed by Moses Iwang, Dazzling Mirage directed by Tunde Kelani, Gone Too Far directed by Destiny Ekaragha and Love or something like that directed by Shirley Frimpong.
Others are Ojuju directed by C.J. Obasi, October 1 directed by Kunle Afolayan and Thy will be Done directed by Obi Emelonye.
Noukhoue disclosed that the directors of all the films will be present to discuss their films. Also, several Nigerian star actors such as OC Ukeje, Ramsey Nouah and Lala Akindoju will be in attendance.
He also hinted that the festival will take place at Cinéma l’Arlequin in Paris 6th quarter (76 rue de Rennes, 75006, Paris, France). Organized by the association, Okada Media, more information on the festival can be found on www.nollywoodweek.com
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