Oya: Rise of the Orishas is an exciting action packed film, written and directed by Nosa Igbinedion.
Oya: Rise of the Orishas is an exciting action packed film, written and directed by Nosa Igbinedion. The film resurrects mythical deities from African folklore, known as Orishas, into modern-day superheroes in Britain. The film will be presented In a visually unique style drawing inspiration from related genres, including sci-fi, action and martial arts and presenting a truly phenomenal spectacle in the art of film.
According to the Yoruba religion of Nigeria [West Africa] Orishas are a collective of charismatic deities with specialised supernatural gifts, powers and responsibilities. Tradition has it that these supernatural beings once walked the earth with humanity.
We will tell a story that has not been heard before and discover worlds that have not yet been explored in Black British Cinema. These rich worlds and stories have been carried
in peoples minds for millennia and told mostly orally. Amazingly, this culture has not been visualised on the British silver screen, until now.
CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN If you want to see an epic movie on a topic that has never been explored before in the history of western Cinema, GET INVOLVED. We will be running a crowd funding campaign to fund the initial short taster and to prove that there is a market for this type of film. For each contribution our supporters make, there are some great rewards, from being an extra in the film to getting a special mention in the credits. The crowd-funding campaign will go live from Thursday 28th February 2013 at 12pm GMT.