A Kaduna based filmmaking company, The Critics, are set to debut a short film titled ‘Ogun Ola’ ( translates to War Is Coming) in partnership with Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s The Revelation.
The short film narrated by Freeman “follows the story of Óla, a brash teenager who discovers he is the reincarnation of a demigod, and spirals into his destiny, unprepared for the events that come as a result of this discovery.”
‘Ogun Ola’ will debut at the same time on The Critics YouTube channel and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s +234 Connect Festival: A Celebration of Nigerian Creativity.
Freeman confirmed the production on Instagram, “Today marks the world premiere of the latest #RevEnt Project produced with The Critics (@Thecritics001), an incredibly talented team of young filmmakers from West Africa. Tune in to “War is Coming” (Ogun Óla) on our partner’s, @Thecritics001 YouTube Page, to enjoy this coming of age story.
The group of young talented filmmakers became an internet sensation after debuting their short film The Chase, shot entirely on their mobile phones in 2019. They’ve been featured on Al-Jazeera, BBC, News Central, CNN, Reuters, among others.
Ranging in age from 17 through 21 years old, The Critics Company is based in Kaduna, Nigeria. Formed in 2015, they have been driven by the desire to create “magical experiences” through film for themselves and their community at large.
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