Wednesday, 4 September 2013

John Dumelo
 Access Media is yet to announce the finally list for the cast of its upcoming Christmas Blockbuster titled, ‘Northern Affairs’.
Information gathered by NEWS-ONE says producers have altered their decision to use Nollywood screen ‘bad boy’ Jim Iyk after earlier reports that he would be making debut with lead actress Joselyn Dumas on the new project.
He is replaced with calm looking and sexy eye actor, Yemi Blaq, who has acted in some Ghanaian movies including, Leila Djansi’s directed, ‘Sinking Sands’.
Also, Access Media added one more cast via its website over the weekend in the person of ladies’ man, John Dumelo.      
Last week, CEO of Access Media Mabel Germaine announced that BAFTA recognized director Leila Djansi will be directing the Christmas blockbuster film. The movie, which is still casting, stars Joselyn Dumas as Esaba Jomo, a nurse who teams up with Dr. Manuel Quagraine in a small fishing village to provide healthcare.
Yemi Blaq

Joselyn Dumas

Jim Iyke

Sparks fly and the two begin to fall in love. But each one has a dark secret that will threaten whatever love they'll share. The script was written by Leila Djansi.
Playing the role of Manuel is Nigeria’s Yemi Blaq who interestingly played a doctor in Leila's ‘Sinking Sands’.
Also starring in the film is ace TV presenter Jon Germain. Other cast will be announced shortly. The film is being supported by Joselyn Dumas’ management, Ifactory Live led by Michael Djaba.
Leila Djansi recently wrapped a feature titled, ‘And Then there was You’ which stars Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winning actress Lynn Whitfield, Garcelle Beauvais, Brian White, Greg Vaughan and Leon. ‘And Then there was You’ will be released in 2014 via leading indie distributor Image Entertainment and BET.
Multiple award-winning filmmaker, Leila Jewel Djansi began her career with the GAMA Film Company in Ghana. She wrote her first feature film ‘Babina’ with Aak Films Ghana at the age of 19.
With an academic background in Film and Television and Cultural Anthropology, Leila is a filmmaker who has chosen to tell stories about life, survival and the delicate intricacies of culture.
Her critically acclaimed film ‘Grass Between My Lips’ won the Platinum Award for Best Film at the 2009 WorldFest International Film festival making it one of the many awards she has won in her career as a filmmaker. She established Turning Point Pictures LLC, a company set up to produce films primarily on social issues.
Her credits include: ‘I Sing of a Well’ (11 Nominations - African Movie Academy Award; winning the jury prize for Over-All Best Picture; BAFTA/LA PAFF Choice award for Excellence in Filmmaking.
‘Sinking Sands’ (Best Actress; Ama K Abebrese - African Movie Academy Awards. Best Screenplay; Leila Djansi - African Movie Academy Awards). UNIFEM Endorsed for Violence Against Women Campaign and mentioned by CNN as one of the must see African films of the 21st century.
‘Ties That Bind’ (Best Screenplay - African Movie Academy Awards. Best Diaspora Film - San Diego Black Film Festival. Best Director Nomination - San Diego Black Film Festival. Best Actress Nomination for Kimberly Elise - American Film Festival).

Credit: NEWS-ONE
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