Shakespeare’s Macbeth has been around for many years and so, has been adapted in many ways to suit centuries, age groups, cultures, expressed in both original and local languages. The story of Macbeth is an important reading in English literature classes around the world. So, its no surprise its being adapted again by a group of young Nigerian film makers – In iRedu, and we must admit we love their take on the famous fascinating play.
In iRedu, is an epic African short film adaptation of Macbeth directed and produced by young Nigerian film makers which is would be distributed FREE (We’ll keep you posted on the release).
From the director, Abiola Sobo – ‘In iRedu’ is a 12 min dramatic short film based on an excerpt from the classic Shakespeare play, Macbeth. The excerpt scene is Macbeth’s meeting with the 3 witches of Fife. My interpretation is based in a fictional African country with 4 main tribes – the North, The South, the East and the West.
Synopsis: Ogagun, the great general from the western region of Africa, meets up with the three witches in iRedu to find out what the future holds for him.
#IniRedu stars young talented theatre actors – Deyemi Okanlawon as Ogagun and Adenike Ayeni, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Ijeoma Grace Agu as the 3 witches.
Below are posters, some Behind The Scenes pictures and the official Trailer as well as an extracted scene from the short film starring the main character – Ogagun as played by the brilliant Adeyemi Okanlawon. This short film is a MUST WATCH.
WATCH in iRedu’s Official Trailer below.
WATCH Adeyemi Okanlanwon as Ogagun in a very captivating Monologue below.
Based on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”; Original Screenplay by: Anthony Mbah; Screenplay by: Abiola Aobo; Director of photography: Kagho Crowther Idhebor; Music composed by: Adeolu Shogbola; Executive producers: Isioma Aihie, Temitayo Etomi, Olaoluwa Shokunbi; Produced & Directed by: Abiola Sobo
Follow the producer and director of #InIredu on Twitter for more up-to-date information@AbiolaSobo
Visit website: www.abiolasobo.com/iredu