As part of it drive to produce qualitative content, Cinema Kpatakpata, has partnered with three other production outfits to produce a thriller TV series under the working title of ‘Diary of a boarder’.
Cinema Kpatakpata co-founded by multiple award winning director, Kenneth Gyang, will work with Innovative Television Kontents led by Dimbo & Karachi Atiya who created shows like ‘Sons of the Caliphate’, ‘Halita’; Peridot Entertainment led by Regina & Akor Udalor who are behind works like ‘The Lost Cafe, ‘Omule’, ‘The Urban Face Makeup show’ and Sadau Pictures led by actress, Rahama Sadau.
In a statement, Johnson E. Awolola who created the TV series said he is excited about the possibilities of the project”.
He said “We are putting finishing touches to the script. It is going to be entertaining and emotional.”
He added that he will be working as a producer on ‘The Diary of a boarder’ alongside Regina Udalor and Rahama Sadau.
In a follow-up interview Awolola who has made his mark as an award wining filmmaker, video editor and a colorist, told Daily Trust, that ‘Diary of a Boarder’ is the twisted tale of a young girl’s rites of passage as she navigates through life.
He explained that the plot follows an unlikely friendship between the central characters, while nothing that it will touch topics like single parenthood, girl child education among others.
Diary of a Boarder is centered around the struggle of a young girl, her two friends in school, her single mum who tries to protect her from a secret and how the decision will set her daughter at the centre of the struggle.
He explained that the project which targets the “G” rating will be suitable for family viewing, “We want to make content for a wide-range audience.”
He added that the 10 Episodes standard TV Series, with a running time of 45 minutes per episode will be shot in Plateau and Cross River states.
He said “It won’t be a room to room type of drama, as we will be filming with beautiful landscape, boarding school structures from the 80s”
Awolola also added that it is loosely based on real life stories as they had to interview 43 persons who are in or attended boarding schools.
The directing team of the series which is expected to feature African Magic ‘Halita’ break-out star Chisom Agoawuike would be led by Kenneth Gyang.
Gyang is a multiple award winning director known for his BBC series ‘Wetin Dey’, multiple Africa Academy Award winning film, ‘Confusion Na Wa’ and Ebony Life’s ‘Òlòtūré.’