A Place In The Stars
A Place in the Stars set in 2006, Nigeria is a 2014 Nigerian crime thriller film written by Ita Hozaife and J. K. Amalou, co-produced and directed by Steve Gukas. It stars Gideon Okeke, Segun Arinze, Matilda Obaseki, Yemi Blaq, Femi Branch and Dejumo Lewis. The film was inspired by the tenure of Late Professor Dora Akunyili as the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
The film narrates the story of Kim Dakim (Gideon Okeke), a young lawyer who has information about the trafficking of counterfeit drugs and stands to make millions of dollars if he doesn’t pass on the information. However, the drug baron, Diokpa Okonkwo (Segun Arinze) is ready to kill in order to protect his thriving illegal trade and Kim has him to contend with while battling with his conscience and everything he has been raised to believe is right.
Synopsis: 2006 Nigeria. A fake and adulterated medical drugs trade worth billions of dollars. Dangerous men willing to kill to protect this money and a young man with a nagging conscience sworn to get rich or die trying in a very corrupt country. How far is he willing to go.
RELEASE : 14 November 2014, NIGERIA
DIRECTOR : Steven Gukas
LANGUAGE : English
CAST : Gideon Okeke, Segun Arinze, Matilda Obaseki, Yemi Blaq, Femi Branch, Dejumo Lewis
Award : Steven Gukas ( Best Movie (Drama) )
PRODUCTION: A Place in the Stars focuses on “how fake and adulterated medical drugs are being traded for billions of dollars”. Gukas decided to make a film on fake drugs, having been inspired by the tenure of the now late Dora Akunyili as the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). According to him, the zeal and dedication of Akunyili helped a lot to reduce the prevalence of fake drugs in Nigeria to a minimum level at the time.
The film which was partly funded by Nigeria’s National Film and Video Censors Board is a co-production of Natives Filmworks with Jungle FilmWorks, Massive Entertainment, Consolidated Media Associates, Pepper Fruit Consult, MichelAngelo Productions, and T-Large Media. According to Gukas, the total amount spent on producing the film is over a million dollars. It was shot in Jos, Abuja, and Lagos. The film’s development through production took a period of five years.
MUSIC AND SOUNDTRACK: The music was composed by George Kallis; Instrumentation for the music composition was done by a ninety-piece orchestra and it was recorded in Budapest, Hungary. The music score is majorly of an uplifting tempo. The theme song for the film “A Place in the Stars” by Jeremiah Gyang of Chocolate City music label was released on 21 September 2014, along with its music video.
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