The Department of Theatre and Film Studies of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka will on June 17, 2016, premier its first commercial film titled “The Diary of a Campus Girl”. The event debut which will take place at the University Auditorium is written and produced by Prof. Tracie Utoh-Ezeajugh (the HOD of Theartre and Film Studies) and directed by Mr. Patrick Okoye.
The first of its kind in any Nigeria University, this film has many prominent faces in the movie industry who also graduated from UNIZIK. They include Oge Okoye, Ken Erics Ugo, Uju Okeke. Also other budding artistes participated – Precious Linus, Esther Iyare, Chima Igbokwe, Chukwuemeka Eni, Chibueze Igwe among others.
This film project, according to the HOD, is a purely University affair where staff of the Department participated either as actors/actresses or technical crew.
Speaking on the film project, the Executive Producer, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS who is also the Vice-Chancellor of UNIZIK, said the film project is exceptional as it is the first commercial film produced by any Nigerian University. Prof. Ahaneku also said that the film project is an opportunity to provide a new platform for employment of graduates. According to the VC, the film project is also a way of diversifying the Nigeria economy. He also stated that this film is a cinematic movie that can be shown in Cinemas. The University Community is invited.
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