Jan 08 2016
The Legacy of Rubies
Our 2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) winning Animation is now available in full length on VOD
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MFALME, a young forest boy is kidnapped and brought to a strange palace in a place called Airegin, with the claim that he is the blood son of the dying King Obankosi and the chosen successor to the throne.
Not just that, he is given a mandatory assignment which he has to fulfil before he can either accept or reject their offer. So, accompanied by the little palace boy with whom he struck up a friendship, he is forced on a journey he least reckoned with.
We would like to say a big “Thank You!” to anyone who contributed in any manner towards making this happen. Connect with us on the Film’s Facebook Page to get updates on the journey of the film which is already being sent around to festivals.
THE AWARDS SO FAR:
- Best Animation | 2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)
- Best Animation | 2015 Africa International Film Festival
- Best Animation | 2015 Silicon Valley African Film Festival
- Best Animation | 2015 Out of Africa International Film Festival OOAIFF
MAIN PRODUCTION CREW
Script: Ebele Okoye / Script Adviser: Moritz Mayerhofer / Director: Ebele Okoye / Original Theme: Deane Ogden / Score: Oliver Sadie / Theme Vocals: Jordynn Towne / Animation , Clean-up, Colouring Crew: Ebele Okoye, Francesco Cerra, George Roberts, Roman Apinan, Ana Paraiso, Eliza Bindi, Gillian Olunta, Tshepiso James Kwakwa, Okereke Chijioke, Adelowo Tosin, / Producer Nigeria: Shrinkfish Ltd. / Producer Germany: Ebele Okoye / Co-Ordinator Nigeria: Hafeez Oluwa / Post Production Germany: Wave-Line GmbH / Post Production Nigeria: 17-17 Audio Labs, Lagos
Format: DVD, Digital Files, DCP (jpg2000) / Image: Colour / Length: 25:00 Mins / Technique: 2D Animation / Language: English / Countries of Production. Germany, Nigeria & USA / Year of Production: 2015 / First Broadcast Rights Germany & France. ZDF/ ARTE / First Distribution Rights USA & Canada: Focus Features Africa First
Growing up in the south eastern part of Nigeria, story-telling was part of my communal life. These stories were African mythologies which were handed down orally, mostly by an older person around a crackling fire or by moonlight gatherings. As a child whose biggest daylight companions were the “Charlie Brown” comics crew, I developed a very strong urge to extend this companionship to involve the heroes in my orally-handed-down stories told mostly by moonlight or around a crackling fire. READ MORE
Why we did it
“The Legacy of Rubies”is the very first of our numerous planned productions which are based on African stories or are playing in the African environment. We hope to use these to inspire other film makers of African origin to take bolder steps towards Animation.
Also, demonstratively defying the indignations shown towards African animation, we are targeting international film festival, where films based on African stories or are playing in the African environment are either underrepresented or totally missing.
We would like to say “Thank You!”
to our partners and sponsors below- for believing in us and the potentials of “The Legacy Of Rubies”, we are still looking for TV stations (for broadcast rights), Buyers and Distributors (both exclusive and non-exclusive) from any part of the world except of North America which is already in the hands of Focus Features.