Kunle Idowu, popularly known as Frank Donga is in the movie scene again but this time around it’s not as a comic character. The viral Nigerian comic figure has been featured as the protagonist in a yet-to-be released movie titled Hakkunde.
The movie was created and directed by award-winning producer and director, Asurf Oluseyi Amuwa who directed the African short films, Hell or High Water and A Day with Death. This will become his first full length movie, even though Asurf has been successful as a music video and short film producer.
Unknown to many, ‘Hakkunde’ is the first movie to be publicly crowdfunded by Nigerians with contributions ranging from cash to production assistance. The movie features actors cutting across different ethnic groups in Nollywood such as Kunle Idowu (Frank Donga), Toyin Abraham, Ali Nuhu, Tunbosun Aiyedehin, Maryam Booth, Ibrahim Daddy, Alhaji Isa Bello, Adebukola Oladipupo, Tomiwa Kukoyi, Shade Ladipo and more.
‘Hakkunde’ is an intriguing story of a young graduate who battles everything including love, family, discrimination, drug abuse, tradition and insecurity. It takes on a journey of self-discovery and actualization. The story is characterized by actions and reactions that defines the everyday Nigerian society, with its ups and downs and with a particular focus on the life of a job hunting graduate “Akande” who finds himself in different situations while searching for a job, and ultimately, a better life.
The feature film was written by Oluseyi Asurf, Tomi Adesina and Gift Imafidon. Some of the team members who contributed to making the movie a success includes Nigerian movie producers and filmmakers, Judith Audu, Funmi Daramola, Nadine Ibrahim and Uche Odoh.
The movie is set to be released sometime in April 2017.
See behind the scene photos below.
Watch the trailer below.
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