The story is about the coincidental experience of an American Journalist (Thomas Book - David Schifter) who seeks to interview a reputable preacher (Idahosa) based on his perception of the latter's role in the miraculous recovery of a popular chief in Benin City, whose recovery happened spontaneously after six years in a coma. Led on by the Chief's testimony, Thomas Book sets out to find the man whose name "Ida eh' Osa" was mentioned during his interview with the Chief. He is introduced to a young pastor (Pastor Osas - Kunle Idowu) who obliges to be of assistance in getting Thomas Book, to encounter the man called IDAHOSA. Thomas Book sets out on an adventure to get a remarkable story, but ends up having an encounter that would change his life forever.
Original Story & Screenplay by: Stanlee Ohikhuare.
Starring: David Schifter, Kunle Idowu (Frank Donga), Osas Ajibade, Liz Ameye, Patrick Doyle, Charles Okafor, Akapo Akanni Adedamola. more>>
Stanlee Ohikhuare (LEE) is an Auteur and Artistic Surrealist. He is a Fine Artist by training and specializes in Painting. As with most auteurs, Stanlee is a shooting director who contributes immensely to the entire artistic process of his films. In the Idahosa Trails production - as with practically all his productions, Stanlee is the head of all the Technical and Creative units. He is the Director, Cinematographer, lighting Designer and overall Production Designer. Stanlee treats film making like Fine Arts and pays absolute attention to every artistic and Technical detail to ensure that the Artistic merit of his productions remain exceptional, and true to his original perception. Stanlee is primarily an Art house Filmmaker, dedicating his film making career to Artistic films.
Mike Omoregbee is a seasoned actor of Bini descent. He has starred in several productions, including Nigerian Director - Lancelot Imasuen's Invasion 1897. Mike is Pastor Osas' father in IDAHOSA Trails.
MOVIE PACE: Suspense, drama, mild action and spirituality.
TONALITY & LIGHTING DESIGN: The story telling explores the generous use of emotion – drivers including suspense, uncertainty, hope and victory to create emotional curves that will keep the viewers entertained. pictorially, graded tonality will utilize the color chart to depict unfolding feelings.
SCORE: The music score reflects both classical film sound samples and traditional Bini compositions; to be used intently to convey a wide variety of predetermined emotions.
ART DIRECTION: The opening sequence contrasts the end sequence. The movie begins with a vivid portrayal of life in the old Bini city as a way of creating a believable contrast between the Bini of old and the Benin city that was eventually captured for Christ by archbishop Benson Idahosa. As the seasons change, so will the art direction.
CINEMATOGRAPHY: The cinematography explores in detail, the emotional characteristics of the full color spectrum; from the infrared to the ultraviolet. Computer generated digital art was used to embellish surreal scenes to enable us to push the boundaries of reality.
CASTING: We relied heavily on physical likeness for the characters of Benson Idahosa and his wife. However, for other characters, emphasis was on getting the perfect actors to efficiently interpret the roles, irrespective of their experience level.
STORY -TELLING MECHANISM: Drama, reenactments of actual historic events, audible narratives (suggestive of Benson Idahosa’s voice and that of the other lead characters)
NARRATIVE CONTENT: The narrative content of the movie is reflected in the screenplay.
THE PURPOSE OF THE MOVIE: The purpose of this movie is to inspire faith in a faithless world, and to rekindle a revival within the Christian community.
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THE PURPOSE OF THIS MOVIE IS TO INSPIRE FAITH IN A FAITHLESS WORLD, AND ALSO TO REKINDLE A REVIVAL WITHIN THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.