Shareman Media, the Nigerian producer, and FilmOne Distribution, the Nigerian distributor of the feature film ‘Half of a Yellow Sun‘, are pleased to announce that the highly-anticipated film will be released in Nigerian cinemas on Friday, the 25th of April 2014. The public release will be preceded by the African premiere, to be held in Lagos prior to the release date.
Directed by the Nigerian playwright, Biyi Bandele, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun‘ stars the BAFTA Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and BAFTA Award-winning actor Thandie Newton. Genevieve Nnaji, Onyeka Onwenu, O. C. Ukeje, Tina Mba, Zack Orji, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle and John Boyega led the supporting cast. The Film is a beautifully crafted adaptation of the international bestselling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The Film is directed by a Nigerian and based on a book written by a Nigerian about events that occurred in Nigeria. The bulk of the funding came from Nigeria, and the film was shot in Nigeria, with large numbers of Nigerian cast and crew. The success of the Film will require the support of all Nigerians, to ensure that many more projects that “tell our own stories” can access the required quantum of funding.