For the life of me I cannot remember how long ago I met Temi but the most important thing I remember is that we hit it off right away. Indeed, between his personal story as a Nigerian emigrant and his passion for movie producing we had a lot to share!
For the past years Temi has been working hard on a new project. As a matter of fact he has spent 20% of his life working towards making this project reality. I have been supporting him as much as I can because I truly believe in this feature film. I want it to be a worldwide success, to touch your heart and soul and to make a difference in the world.
Temi is the epitome of #NeverGiveUp
Temi deserves it. He has never given up even in hard times when he had more doors closing than support and hope. His total dedication is now bearing fruit and I am so proud of him for showing us the way of true determination. He reminds me of Kevin Costner when he wanted to shoot a movie about Indians with true Indian actors speaking in Lakota (their dialect). Though he was already famous at the time, the big studious in Hollywood did not believe in this project and turned him down over and over. But he never gave up and he relentlessly fought until the dream became reality and a major worldwide success.
Seedless is the name of this beautiful and engaged movie, which I truly hope will be shot in May as planned.
It’s a story of love in conflict with ambition set in Silicon Valley’s world of tech entrepreneurship and sex-trafficking.
Is infidelity in the act, or in the choice?
Eithan is a charming tech entrepreneur who struggles to sustain his Silicon Valley start-up and is increasingly desperate for funds. His fiancée Nicolette is an ambitious journalist consumed with her investigation of a sex-trafficking ring that she suspects has some political underpinnings. One night, Nicolette learns that Eithan made a bizarre personal commitment to Alexis McKenzie, a powerful woman tech financier, in order to secure seed funding from her. While Eithan admits his mistake, and explains that his indiscretion was purely for business, Nicolette must make an urgent choice. Can she forgive him? Or, is she angry enough to exert vengeance with her work, endangering his life to promote her ambition?
What I really love here is that the powerful character who might or might not use her power is a white woman while the “subdued” protagonist is male and black. Totally the opposite of what we often see in scenarios.
Right now Temi is securing the final actors for the movie and gosh the names he has lined up are as prestigious as can be. I cannot unveil them here for the moment but I can guarantee you: You will know these actors for sure.
The financing is pretty much finalized but if you wish to be associated with this powerful project that will rock Hollywood, don’t hesitate to contact Temi.
This is not Temi’s first film as two of his past shorts got him several awards.
Habitual Aggression is a movie depicting the nightmare that too many kids live through with abusive parents. Warning: This short can be too hard for sensitive souls.
This film got many awards among which “Winner Best Short Film” at the Canada International Film Festival.
He then moved on to film “Renouncing Angelica“, a short movie, which got 3 WINNER titles in film festivals around the world and a bunch of other awards! Impressive isn’t it?
WINNER — Festival Director’s Award – Gold Lion Film Festival 2009
WINNER — Best Short Film Award – ION International Film Festival 2009
WINNER — Special Artistic Talent Award – Silicon Valley Film Festival 2010
Good luck my dear Temi you rock! And remember your promise: I will be your date at the Oscars!