Play Network, Mondjila in pan-African film
Play Network Studios and Namibian movie production powerhouse Mondjila Studios have collaborated to produce a movie called The Skeleton Coast.
The film is set on Namibian’s Skeleton Coast, known to the local bushmen tribes as ‘The land of God made in anger,’ where the skeletal remains of over 1,000 shipwrecks litter the coastline.
Charles Okpaleke of Play Network and Panashe Daringo of Mondjila Studios aim to promote pan-Africanism during the project.
The Skeleton Coast is being directed by Robert O Peters, produced by Rogers Ofime and features a cast from Africa including Thapelo Mokoena, Ini-Dima Okojie, Tjuna Daringo, Cindy Mahlangu and Damilola Adegbite, plus American actor Eric Roberts.
“We’re filming something truly spectacular in partnership with Mondjila Studios on the Namibian Skeleton Coast. A truly pan-African movie, with a touch of Hollywood,” said Okpaleke.
“As more information is shared as the project advances, the assurances from the production team are a direct reflection of their confidence, that the Skeleton Coast is set to be a harmonious dance of excellence in creativity, strength in cross-country partnership, faith in African storytelling, backed by substantial investment and the celebration of our African heritage, beautifully depicted through the joint brilliance of story and scenery.”