Award-winning writer, Bola Agbaje has brought Snapchat social movie-making to Nigeria
Following the success of “Snapped the Movie,” the UK’s first Snapchat movie, 2Far Media are continuing their commitment to creating a series of ‘social movies’ by pioneering a collaborative project to create a Snapchat movie with a distinctly Nigerian flavour.
Written by Olivier award-winner Bola Agbaje, partnering with Nigerian director Kewa Oni, “Snapped Nigeria” has used a highly collaborative process of workshops and online social media meet-ups between the two countries.
Produced by Kemi Lala Akindoju, who recently won the 2016 AMVCA trailblazer, the movie was shot in Lagos, and was completed in February.
An early pre-release cut of “Snapped Nigeria” had a successful preview with an audience of online professionals during a Social Media Week Lagos interactive session on February 26, 2016.
Snapped Nigeria” is scheduled to launch on Snapchat at the end of March 2016 on 2Far Media’s socialmovies Snapchat account.
“Spielberg learned how to make movies by using Super 8. The new generation’s Super 8 is a smartphone and this generation’s young Spielberg is somewhere in the world with a phone in their hand waiting to be inspired. When Tom Moutchi and I worked on Snapped the Movie in the UK, we said we would love to take the concept global,” Bola Agbaje said.
Being of Nigerian descent I love telling stories from that perspective. It has been great working with Lala and the Nigerian team remotely and wirelessly because we are showing the world not only can it be done, but we are doing it right now,” she added.
“It’s super exciting to be a part of the team producing Nigeria’s first Snapchat film. The challenges experienced whilst making the film have helped me grow and I can’t wait for everyone to see it,” Lala Akindoju said.