Following the successful collaboration on the hit movie “The Department,” Inkblot Productions and Film One distribution have announced the release of their new feature film titled “Out of Luck,”. Out of Luck is a gangster-thriller that follows the adventures of a young lottery operator (Tope Tedela) whose life is turned upside down when a local gangster (Femi Branch) insists that he pay out on a lottery he did not win. His attempts to pay the gangster takes him on a thrill ride from the slums of Lagos Island to the mansions of Ikoyi, and back again.
“Every day, all over Nigeria, millions gather to play the lottery, hoping for a better life,” says Director Niyi Akinmolayan (“Falling,” “Make a Move”). “We wanted to make a film that explored the attraction of the lottery but also had a strong story at heart.”
“Out of Luck” parades a host of established and fast rising stars: Jide Kosoko, Femi Branch, Tope Tedela (2014 AMVCA & AMAA Winner for best actor), Linda Ejiofor (2015 AMVCA Winner for best-supporting actress), Adesua Etomi, Wole Ojo and Chigul.
The script was written by Chinaza Onuzo (“The Department”), and the film was produced by Zulu Onuekwusi and Chinaza Onuzo (“The Department,” “Knock Knock”) and edited by the award-winning Victoria Akujobi (“Reflections”).
Film One, the distributor of “Half of a Yellow Sun,” “October 1” and “When Love Happens,” will release “Out of Luck” in cinemas across Nigeria, on December 4th, 2015.
Watch the TRAILER here.