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‘ANCHOR BABY’ BAGS TWO AWARDS IN NEW YORK CITY

By Bigsam Media
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...Omoni Oboli Best Actress, 'Anchor baby' Best Film, Harlem International Film Festival in New York City.

Shot in Brampton and Hamilton, Ontario Canada, 'Anchor Baby' the film that had its producer Lonzo Nzekwe chosen by the Reel World Film Festival as one of the 20 emerging film makers in Canada now bags two awards from the Harlem International Film Festival in New York City.

Harlem International Film Festival has had the honor of programming five years of diverse, quality films and gave 'Anchor Baby' its first award as the best film of the year and ace actress Omoni Oboli was pronounced the best actress for her roles in 'Anchor Baby'.

A film that had Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and African characters playing major parts, 'Anchor Baby' tells the tale of a married illegal immigrant couple living in the US, Joyce and Paul Unanga. They have been ordered by the US immigration to leave the country by voluntary departure. They agree to leave; but only after Joyce who is 5months pregnant delivers her baby inside the US. This will guarantee automatic citizenship for their child. Ignoring the deportation order, the couple goes into hiding. Paul was later caught and deported while Joyce stayed back to struggle on her own to achieve their dream. The love, hope, pain and struggle that came with this decision is bound to stir up some emotion in you.

Speaking on why he chose Omoni Oboli for the lead role the producer Lonzo Nweke said 'That decision is one of the best decisions I made in the earlier stages of production. When I wrote the script, I wanted someone who could transform the script and bring it to life. I hired a professional casting director to audition all the actors I used in the movie. I sat through all the auditions and hand picked every single character in the movie. When I watched a few of Omoni's movies, I was convinced that she has the ability to transform the script. Plus, I did a brief background check on her and spoke to her extensively on the phone to know more about her, that's when I decided she was the one'

Set to hit the Nigerian Cinemas soon 'Anchor Baby' had almost 40 actors with speaking roles and about 60 extras. The frontline actors in the film are Omoni Oboli, Sam Sarpong, Terri Oliver, Colin Paradine, Michael Scratch, Mark Cassius, Rachael Ancheril, Cyrus Faird, Santiago Lopera, and Chris Patterson.

Visit www.anchorbabymovie.com for details of the film


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ACHOR BABY CAST MEMBERS ZACH CONNOR AND RACHAEL ANCHERI

ANCHOR BABY ACTOR SANTIAGO LOPERA AND OMONI

ANCHOR BABY ACTRESS LACY BENEDETTI AND HER MOM,AND OMONI OBOLI

ANCHOR BABY DOP RICARDO DIAZ, DIRECTOR LONZO NZEKWE, COSTUME DESIGNER JULIANNA CLARKE AND MAKEUP ARTIST ROXANNE DENOBREGA

ANCHOR BABY WRITERDIRECTORPRODUCER LONZO NZEKWE

ANCHORBABY POSTER

AUDRA COLE, LONZO NZEKWE, OMONI OBOLI, SAM SARPONG AND SANTIAGO LOPERA

BEN BESSONG AND LONZO NZEKWE

BLESSING NZEKWE AND LONZO NZEKWE

CHIDEZ AMADI AND LONZO NZEKWE

DOUG NELSON AND LONZO NZEKWE

EARL MONCRIEF, IK AMADI, LONZO NZEKWE AND SEAN BAILLIE

GIFTY ROBINSON AND OMONI OBOLI

GUESTS AT THE SCREENING

LONZO NZEKWE AND EARL MONCRIEF

LONZO NZEKWE AND RACHAEL ANCHERIL

MARC MILLIARD AND JULIANNA CLARKE

MICHAEL SCRATCH, HEATHER WENMAN AND LONZO NZEKWE

OLEG MORGAN, LONZO NZEKWE AND NICK DUDAR

OMONI OBOLI AND A FAN

OMONI OBOLI AND LONZO NZEKWE

OMONI OBOLI AND ROXANNE DENOBREGA

RACHAEL ANCHERIL AND JULIANNA CLARKE

SAM SARPONG

SAM SARPONG AND LONZO NZEKWE

SAM SARPONG, OMONI OBOLI AND LONZO

SANTIAGO LOPERA, LONZO NZEKWE, OMONI OBOLI, COLIN PARADINE, SAM SARPONG AND MICHAEL SCRATCH

SOUND DESIGNERS ADRIAN JONES, NICK DUDAR AND COMPOSER SEAN BAILLIE

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Bigsam Media
September 30, 2010
Lagos| Nigeria