By Benjamin Njoku
Sequel to the success recorded by his epic movie, “Invasion 1897”, which broke new grounds at the international scene last year, Lancelot Imasuen has landed another big deal as he signs a multi-million naira production contract with a leading online TV platform, Nollytv.
This is coming, as the Nigeria Police has commissioned the celebrated film director to produce a TV series, “Beyond Your Sight”, to up its ante.
Already, Lancelot is on a location, in Abuja, shooting 13-6episode of the TV series. It centres on a true life investigative exploits of the Nigeria Police.
“For the first time, we are going to have a Nigeria Police sponsored production with all the Police equipment and uniform on parade. The TV series will be the flagship on how the Police should be perceived by the public,” Lancelot said.
However, on the Nollywtv deal, D’Guvon as he’s fondly called by his fans and colleagues, will be producing about ten quality movies subsequently for the online TV platform within the next one year.
The project, HVP gathered would kick off next month in Abuja with the production of such short movies as “The Girls are Not Smiling”, and York upon the Hill.”
Overwhelmed by the new deal, the celebrated director said, “I am excited and honoured to be chosen pilot this big project. It speaks volume of how much my works are appreciated by the people, given the number of years I have put in, in the industry. I can only it my best shot.”