BETWEEN KINGS AND QUEENS PREMIERES DEC 3
A new Nollywood film shot in the United States entitled, Between Kings and Queens is set for premiere at Silverbird, Genesis and Ozone Cinemas simultaneously in Lagos come December 3. Produced by US-based Nigerian film maker, Joy Dickson, who has directed many plays and films like African Lilly and Mission to Africa; the movie emerges as her directorial debut in America.
According to Dickson, the film, which parades some Hollywood and Nollywood stars, was inspired by her own personal experiences. 'The film explores varied themes such as identity, culture, and moral codes, as well as race relations between African-Americans and Africans. It was guided by Director of Photography, Michael Morlan and features breakthrough performances by Dajuan Johnson, Nakia Burrise, and Nigerian superstar Jim Iyke,' she says.
Between Kings and Queens narrates the story of Kalu, a prince in West Africa, who leaves his native country for the United States, looking for freedom and opportunity. Instead, Kalu finds himself working for a local deli and sleeping on his cousin Nanna's couch. When Kalu crosses paths with the friend of a notorious drug lord in town, his journey takes him on a dangerous path.
Enter Susan, a beautiful African-American woman who connects with Kalu as he becomes the target of the drug cartel and a pair of corrupt cops. On the run from both sides of the law, Kalu uses his creativity and stands by his ideals to overcome the challenges he faces in the land of liberty.