Eagle’s Wings is a movie from a collaboration between Nollywood and the Nigerian Air Force. Word has it that it is the first “military-themed” movie in Nigeria.
Starring Eyinna Nwigwe and Femi Jacobs as leads, the film is an action war drama. It revolves around an Air Force fighter pilot in the distressing world of insurgency.
Paul Apel Papel, the producer of the film, is a trained filmmaker from the Colorado Film School. He said:
“Overall, it is an uplifting journey through a terror-filled landscape and the power of newly found love, faith, duty, and sacrifice,”.
He said with this film, he is successfully able to tell not just stories, but an original African story; that comes from a place of power and grace.
According to Paul, it is the first kind using the Atlaslensco Orion 2x anamorphic lenses on the Alexa mini cameras. This allows shooting OpenGate-the first ever in West Africa and Nollywood.
Earlier this afternoon, a Twitter user, Ifedayo, posted the trailer of the film. In his post he captioned:
Please let’s clap for Nigeria!! I’m pressed 🥰🥰👏🏾
— Ifedayo 💥 (@EngineerLois) July 1, 2020
Reports have it that the Nigerian military assisted with the equipment for the film’s production. It also says that the majority of the cast members received basic field training before production.
This is not the first time the Nigerian military would be collaborating with Nollywood on a film. We have the likes of Izu Ojokwu’s biological war drama “76” and the upcoming “Camp Zero”.
With high expectations for this film, word is that it will be the “most expensive” in Nollywood history.
Furthermore, in reacting to the tweet from Ifedayo, twitter users said how they felt about the trailer and what their expectations are like.
See tweets below:
It’s 2020 with skilled people & resources everywhere. In Art there’s no “we tried”. The vfx is horrible and if we want to be “up there” we need to discourage mediocrity. They should have avoided scenes they couldn’t afford.
Hopefully the acting & story come 💯
— The Designer (@Nnamdinho) July 1, 2020
Sorry @EngineerLios so when they are done spending that amount of money you are expecting from them. Who protects from piracy or have you forgotten we don’t have a government that sues this os called Alaba Boys. @HenshawKate see ooo
— Omohlohlar Heniollar (@omololagrillo) July 2, 2020
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