Groundbreaking actor Abraham Attah stars in upcoming Birdman and Benny Boom’s movie titled ‘Tazmanian Devil,’ a film which tells the story of a Nigerian college student Dayo, who is looking to join a fraternity while balancing the demands of his religiously strict father.
The movie according to Deadline, comes from Solomon Onita, Jr. The budding filmmaker previously submitted a pitch for his film to BET’s ProjectCre8 Filmmaking Contest.
While it didn’t take the winning prize, the film will still see the light of day thanks to financial funding by Boom’s Groundwurk Studios and Williams’ Cash Money Films.
“Many Nigerian immigrants who move to America, they view fraternities as a very destructive, dangerous organization to join. They are pretty much like gangs that you see here in America,” Director Solomon Onita Jr. said.
“This film was different from other films that deal with fraternity culture. This film makes a positive case for fraternities rather than just repeating old tired stereotypes”.
“This film was different from other films that deal with fraternity culture. This film makes a positive case for fraternities rather than just repeating old tired stereotypes,” he added.
Birdman had also expressed his excitement about the movie before it went into shooting and also how he felt working with longtime collaborator Boom.
“Benny and I have often discussed making films together and this project presented us with the perfect opportunity to produce a great movie,” he said.
The film also stars Adepero Oduye (When They See Us), Ntare Gunna Mbaho Mwine (The Chi), Kwesi Boakye (Claws) and others.
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Watch the trailer below.