Tope Oshin’s latest film, Here Love Lies, shot on location in Nigeria and America will make its Netflix debut today. Friday, March 3, 2023.
The movie which stars the director, actor, producer, and showrunner in the lead role, is a rom-com with a noirish twist. It also stars Daniel Etim Effiong, Omowunmi Dada, Tina Mba, Tim Shelburne, Moyo Lawal and Sam Dede amongst others. Here Love Lies was produced by Tope Oshin’s Sunbow Productions and Daniel Ademinokan’s Leon Global Media and is distributed by Film One.
The producers note in a statement announcing the Netflix debut that: “We are proud to announce that our film @hereloveliesfilm will start streaming globally on March 3rd, exclusively on Netflix. We are extremely proud of the work done by the entire cast and crew in Nigeria and the United States. You all are the MVPs that made this happen and we cannot wait for the entire world to see the magic we made.”
The film is the first African film to receive the ReFrame Stamp, an initiative by the Sundance Institute, Women In Film, and IMDBpro. The stamp which was first awarded in 2018 is intended as a mark of distinction for projects that have demonstrated success in gender-balance; as well as to promote and recognize film and TV productions that hire female-identifying people in four out of eight critical areas of production: writer, director, producer, lead, co-lead, speaking parts, department heads, and crew.With this honour, Tope Oshin’s new film, Here Love Lies joins a stellar lineup that includes The Old Guard, Birds Of Prey, Mulan, WW84, A Wrinkle In Time, Lady Bird, Captain Marvel, etc., which have received the ReFrame Stamp before now.
Tope Oshin and her co-stars have been praised for the movie set to make a splash. “Tope Oshin delivers both in front of and behind the camera as do her co-travelers. Moyo Lawal has a scene-stealing turn as the cheated-on-wife; Tina Mba is a study in contrasts as she struggles to balance her marital and maternal duties while Omozele Gabriel who plays the young Amanda thrills with admirable aplomb and controlled emotional gravitas. “