ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ofu Obekpa, a Nigerian-American filmmaker and founder of Skyrunner Productions, is releasing his new film "Klippers," a new thriller/suspense film about love, hope and redemption. The film follows the story of a psychotic man who sends an assassin to kill his ex-wife and the brother who would do anything to save his sister. Obekpa wrote, directed and starred in the film.
"Klippers" has multiple layers to the story with exciting character development. It features a diverse cast and strong female characters. Starring in the film alongside Obekpa are wrestling and acting icon Kevin Nash (Magic Mike XXL, John Wick, The Longest Yard), Libby Blanton (Vacation), Conphidance (American Gods, Six), Francine Locke (Nashville, Risky Business), Robert Pralgo (Furious 7, Sully) and many other seasoned actors. The film is currently in post-production, and Obekpa plans to release the film at upcoming film festivals.
Directing this film was a long time in the making for Obekpa. He was inspired to write and execute this film after struggling to secure funding for his first big screenplay. The first big screenplay he wrote, "From the Shadows," gained the attention of Hollywood veterans, Doug Blake and Mark Kohl, but shooting the movie would have to wait.
"As anyone in the film business will tell you, you have to pay your dues and prove you have what it takes to make a great movie. I was all the more determined to keep moving forward."
He channeled his inspiration and his passion into "Klippers."
"I've never been a person who sits and waits for a handout. I put my faith to work. It was challenging because I was wearing multiple hats. I was the writer, director, producer and actor, but I had great assistance from my extremely talented cast and crew," explains Obekpa.
Obekpa has a bachelor's degree in business administration/marketing from the University of Maine at Machias. After graduation, he was accepted to the NY Film Academy within the master's program in acting, but his father wanted him to pursue something more stable like chemical engineering. Obekpa knew that wasn't his passion, but he struggled for recognition from his father and acceptance of his choice in career path.
Obekpa went on to earn a master's in film production with an emphasis on production and post-production work from the Recording Radio and Film Connection Institute after his father convinced him to learn the business of filmmaking in addition to its more technical aspects. Before his break with "Klippers," Obekpa struggled to fund his initial short films. He would often go without groceries just to have the budget to fuel his filmmaking passion, but his passion and determination pushed him to pursue his dreams.
Obekpa is optimistic about the future. He has a strong faith in God and wants eventually to be able to give back by feeding youth in Africa, building community centers, and providing support for arts education for youth. To learn more about Obekpa and his new film "Klippers" as well as view photos and video clips from the film, visit SkyrunnerProductions.net.
About Skyrunner Productions
Started in 2007 by Ofu Obekpa, Skyrunner Productions creates feature films for audiences worldwide. The company is committed to creating projects that initiate emotional, psychological and social impact while showing diverse views through cutting edge entertainment. For more information, visit SkyrunnerProductions.net.
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