Nollywood filmmaker, Pascal Atuma, has urged movie lovers to watch out for his latest movie, titled, Okoro in Lagos Angeles. OKoro in Los Angeles is in its final production stage and it’s set to be released sometime next year. From the title of the movie, it sounds like a film that has the same idea with comedy movies like Mike Ezunronye’s Bro Jekwu, Ayo Makun’s a trip to Jamaica, 30 days in Atlanta and the likes.
However, when NOLLYZONE caught up with the producer and director of the movie, Pascal Atuma, he explained that it is not just a comedy movie, but a comedy movie with a lot of messages in it. “This one right here is a movie that has a lot of messages attached to it, so you’d think you’re watching comedy but as you are watching comedy you are receiving the messages that we want to pass”.
According to Atuma, OKoro in Los Angeles is a movie that has moral lessons for the rich men in our society. He explained that, “Even though it’s comedy, the main theme in the movie is to show the rich men in Nigeria that they have the power to change the lives of those security guards that work for them, those cooks and those who do their laundry. Some people have servants who have worked for them for twenty years and within those twenty years, their biological children go to school in America, graduate and come back to become doctors and lawyers while those servants are still serving them in their houses”.
OKoro in Los Angeles is a movie that is inspired by Pascal Atuma’s father who had a boy who served them in the house for 20 years. The Atuma’s didn’t leave the servant to his fate but made sure that he accomplishes his dreams as a result of the wealth of the family. Hence the servant got a reward of a blank cheque. The filmmaker revealed that the boy is currently in the United States with his wife and children.
Starring in OKoro in Los Angeles are: Eniola Badmus, Yaw, Ini Edo Pascal Atuma and several others.