As movie star Keppy Ekpenyong displays the poster for his latest movie HOUSE OF SECRETES Nigerian movie buffs line up at the cinemas popcorn in hand to get a first scoop of the scenes from the highly anticipated movie.
The movie HOUSE OF SECRETES is produced by Victoria Akunjobi script written and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan and Dolapo Adigun, and stars Keppy Ekpenyong, Kate Henshaw, Emeka Nwagbaraocha, Femi Jacobs, Gbubemi Ejeye, Anee Icha, Funlola Aofiyebi, Najite Dede, Taye Arimoro, and Tobi Daniels all veterans in the Africa movie scene led by Nollywood. The highly anticipated movie is to be released this June
House of Secretes is a love story described as a dreamy romance drama and film noir, a cinematic term used for movies that are mostly shot in gloomy grey, black, and white is the first off Anthill Studios’ 2023 slate. A sheltered woman’s past comes back to hunt her when she is thrown in jail for being an accomplice to her spy lover. According to the movie director Niyi Akinmolayan “You really never forget, You just lock things away” The film is about memories and how memories are an integral part of our being. Memories are not things you delete from a hard drive, there’s always just something blocking access to it. And once you can find that access you can trigger that hidden memory.
Akinmolayan who is one Nigeria’s most successful filmmakers is the founder and creative director of Anthill Studios. The movie comes after Akinmolayan’s Anthill Studios signed a multi-year deal with Prime Video in January, 2022. The exclusive licensing agreement came after Prime Video struck the same deal with Inkblot Studios. ‘The House of Secrets’ joins the growing slate of titles like ‘Prophetess’, ‘Day of Destiny’ and ‘Elevator Baby.’
Akinmolaya says it gives him joy that nearly 100 persons are able to earn enough money to meet their needs whenever he undertakes a film project. Akinmolayan, shared a photo of himself with the crew of The House of Secrets. He captioned the photo, “It’s a wrap!! “There are tons of reasons why people are in the film industry.”
“My core reason is that every time I make a film, close to 100 people get to pay their rents, feed their families, buy a car, get married etc. These ones are even special because I’ve watched some of them grow from interns/production assistants to heads of departments. “At Anthill studios, helping people grow and create their best is our main focus. I’m grateful we get to do this more often. Shout out to an amazing team”
House of Secrets premieres exclusively on Prime Video on June 30, 2023.