Linda Ikeji makes her film-making debut with ‘Dark October’, a tragic story on the Aluu 4 lynching, exclusively on Netflix.
Dark October is distributed by Africa’s Leading distributor, FilmOne.
Leading celebrity blogger, media entrepreneur, and producer, Linda Ikeji, has made her first forey into the film industry by announcing the release of a film project titled “Dark October” directed by Toka McBaror, based on the tragic Aluu Four lynching of 2012.
The film, which is distributed by FilmOne, aims to shed light on the evil of extrajudicial killings and the importance of justice for all.
“Dark October”, directed by award-winning Nigerian filmmaker, Toka McBaror, will bring to life the story of four young university students who were lynched in Port Harcourt in October 2012 and the events leading up to their tragic deaths. A tragic event that shook the nation.
The movie will also delve into the aftermath of the lynching and the impact it had on their families, friends, and the community.
“This film is a powerful and important story that needs to be told,” said Linda Ikeji, the producer of the film. “We hope it will spark a conversation about the dangers of extrajudicial killings and the importance of ensuring justice for all”.
“We are excited to be able to bring this story to life on the big screen and to be able to give a voice to these young men and their families, we are honored to be a part of this project and to work with Linda Ikeji and Toka McBaror to bring this important story to the world,” said FilmOne Founders, Moses Babatope & Kene Okwuosa.
The film features a cast of talented new-comers, Chuks Joseph, Munachi Okpara, Kem-Ajieh Ikechukwu, and Kelechukwu Oriaku.
Dark October is set to premiere on Netflix on February 3rd 2023. It will be available for streaming in over 190 countries, making it accessible to a global audience.
The film is expected to be a major success and will be a powerful and emotional story that will stay with audiences long after the credits have rolled.