Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Shot On Red: Invasion 1897, the Historical Epic Film By Lancelot Imasuen

Famous Nigerian filmmaker Lancelot Imasuen's "Invasion 1897" is an epic film made with an epic digital cinema camera, the amazing RED EPIC Mysterium-X 5K.

EPIC ushers in the next generation of digital cinema, featuring a 5K sensor capable of capturing 1 to 120 frames per second at full resolution. From fashion spreads to 3D IMAX features, EPIC has crossbred elite photography with unrivaled cinema capability—all in a camera the size of a DSLR. In challenging lighting conditions, EPIC makes it easy to adapt with its ability to reach up to 18 stops of dynamic range with HDRx. Remarkable technology packed into a 4lb body - with EPIC, less is more.

"Invasion 1897" has now joined the exclusive list of blockbusters shot on Red Digital Cinema cameras, including the "Thor 2: The Dark World", "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted" opening on March 21, 2014.

About Invasion 1897

"Invasion 1897" (Nogbaisi Ovonramwen) is perhaps the most daring film project in the history of the Nigerian film industry, because no previous movie can be compared to it, both in scope and perspective of the historical context. The epic is based on the invasion of the Benin Kingdom by the British Empire in 1897 and looting the priceless ancient artifacts of the Benin kingdom, including the famous commemorative head and pendant of ivory mask representing Queen Idia (from court of Benin, 16th century) who was the mother of Esigie, the Oba of Benin who ruled from 1504 to 1550. The commemorative head is at the British Museum, while the pendant is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA. The film has an international cast of proven actors such as famous Caribbean born British Actor Rudolph Walker, OBE, Charles "Chucky" Venn, Annika á Lofti, Hannah Raehse-Felstead, Tim Robinson, Rob Spackman, Patrick Thompson, Keith Davinson and top Nollywood stars Segun Arinze, Charles Inojie, Nosa Ehimwen, Leo Mezie, Paul Obazele, Mike Omoreigbe who played the lead role as "Oba Ovoramwen" and the late Justus Esiri.

See more on http://www.invasion1897movie.com/.

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