1Take Media has wrapped filming of its upcoming dramatic Afro-futurism feature film, “Comatose,” which is set for a 2017 release.
The movie which is Adapted from a play by the prolific Canadian-Nigerian writer, Jude Idada follows the lives of two siblings, Segun and Omowunmi, as they battle over the life of their ailing mother Nana who is in a coma.
One wants to pull the plug, the other wants to keep her alive. One resides in Lagos, Nigeria and the other in California, United States. In a battle of wills, dark family secrets come to light, relationships are shattered, and the true meaning of love is revealed.
Starring award-winning actors Fabian Adeoye Lojede as Segun and Bimbo Akintola as Omowunmi, Aissa Maiga as Nandi, Hakeem Kae Kazim as Dr. Kalu, Mary Twala as Nana, Robert Whitehead as Dr. Collins, and Deborah Lettner as Michelle.
Directed by South African director Mickey Madoda Dube, the movie wrapped filming after beginning in Durban, South Africa on June 13, 2016, and shifting to Lagos, Nigeria in July, then finishing the final shots again in South Africa in the first week of August.
Comatose” is set to be released in the early months of 2017, across Africa and globally, where it is expected to interest activists, communities and real-life families who have been consumed by the international debate over end-of-life care.