Kunle Afolayan’s October 1 movie, just recently signed a major distribution deal with one of the biggest online distribution platforms, Netflix. This means that October 1 will be available to all of Europe and America. Wow!!! how cool is that!!! In addition to this, he also revealed in an interview with Leadership Newspaper that the movie will be subtitled in 10 different languages. Well done Mr. Afolayan!!! This is how Leadership Newspaper reported it:
Making the revelation in his Ikeja office, an excited Afolayan said: “I am happy and delighted to announce that October 1 has gotten a deal with Netflix. Netflix covers the whole of Europe and America. That means the film will be exposed to the world. It is a distribution deal. Netflix is an SVOD platform, an online platform that you can watch on your television. Their application is everywhere. They are one of the most recognized SVOD platforms around the world.”
He also added that with the new deal, the movie will be subtitled in 10 different languages. Afolayan further revealed that October 1 has also been selected in some major film festivals around the world, with some international premieres in view.
“It is going to the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles which I should be attending in the first week of February. It has also been selected for the Luxor Film Festival in Egypt. I am also going to be attending that,” he said.
It will be recalled that the film, a psychological thriller, featuring veteran broadcaster, Sadiq Daba, actress Kehinde Bankole, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Kunle Afolayan himself, received 13 nominations, the biggest in this year’s edition of Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). The nominations include top categories such as Best Movie (Drama), Best Movie of 2014, Best Art Director, Best Actress and Best Cinematographer.
The film also came tops at the last edition of Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), having won Best Feature Film, Best Actor and Best Screen Play laurels.
The sky is the limit for the filmmaker, who is already in pre-production stage for his next movie, which he said is another thriller, a contemporary film with a lot of commercial appeal.
“There is another series I am about to do, and it will be in partnership with the Lagos campus of the Nigerian Law School. We are going to reveal this officially when the time comes. It is going to be something that is very big. We will be taking court cases in Nigeria and converting them to stories. It is a Law And Order kind of production,” he revealed.