Paparazzi: Eyes in the Dark
Baltimore Premiere of action-packed African film!
WHEN: Friday, March 2, 7:30 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $12 public, $7 members of Creative Alliance
Hollywood meets Nollywood in this award-winning, romantic, suspense-filled film by Nigerian director Bayo Akinfemi. With stunning cinematography and stellar performances, Paparazzi is the story of rich music producer Mr. Maxx (singer and actor Koby Maxwell of Virginia) and a mysterious murder and the ripples of its repercussions.
Paparazzi Eye in the Dark is a romantic mystery that features a strikingly beautiful and universal cast, incredible crossover music, excellent sound/picture quality and professional acting. It appeals to universal audience and is a collaborative effort of Nigerian, Ghanaian, American, Jamaican and a host of other African countries’ talents and is the first to propose a theatrical release of this magnitude.
The English language film, shot in Atlanta, Georgia, tells the story of an aspiring photographer (Van Vicker) who enters the lucrative world of paparazzi photography and unwittingly captures a major scoop that puts him in the center of the city’s biggest murder mystery.
The film features Nollywood’s sexiest A-List actor Van Vicker, famed Nigerian director/actor TChidi Chikere, Nigerian actress JJ Bunny, Ghanaian recording artist Koby Maxwell, Nigerian/American actor Chet Anekwe, American actress Syr Law of Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and Bayo Akinfemi of the Hollywood Blockbusters The Tuxedo and Bullet Proof Monk. It’s also directed by Nigeria’s Bayo Akinfemi, cinematography and editing by American filmmaker Black Magic Tim, and produced by Ghana’s Koby Maxwell and Liberia’s Dr. Clarice Ford-Kulah, and executive produced by Great Moments Productions.
To date, Paparazzi Eye in the Dark has won 5 NAFCA Awards and been nominated for 4 Ghana Movie Awards, which was held in Ghana on December 25, 2011.