“One Man, his TV and everyone else!” That is the catch phrase for Kester Nsirim’s new movie, KOKO:THE BOX TV, that is now making the rounds among members of the jury for the 2018 edition the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
It is comedy waxed in suspense and a little bit of action, enough to win it a nomination in the TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2018 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY category of the AMAA. Nsirim’s witty narrative and suspense heightens with this movie compared to his previous jobs.
The Lost Number
After a fine tutelage and amazing encounter with Hollywood filmmaker, Julie Dash and actor/director Giancarlo Esposito, Kester Nsirim made the leap at his first full length feature with the 2012 movie “THE LOST NUMBER” which premiered at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and became a triple award winner at the WMIFF in Washington DC. Since then, his journey to stay at the top of his game has produced another movie THE AGGREGATOR, and other efforts in the world of tourism and music videos. Among these, KOKO: The BOX TV tops the ranks.
A man buys an old box TV and becomes a special target to some dangerous people:
To offer what will keep any audience in awe, Nsirim assembled the best of Nollywood stars in this movie. Frank Donga acted as Koko – the man whose comic adventures drives the story-line of the movie, Bimbo Akintola featured as Corporal Jane – an uncanny police officer who double dares her superior the DPO (played by Leonard Fredrick) at the end in favour of here lover, Agbongiro ( played by Ovunda Ihunwo) to unravel the mystery behind the BOX TV that seems to have served everyone a piece of misfortune.
Shot in the city of Port Harcourt and produced in association with REPORTS AFRIQUE, PULSE TV and WAZOBIA TV, Koko the box TV is a creative recipe that can serve a variety of audience without any age interjections.
“Nothing can be more challenging for a filmmaker than the attempt to tell a very simple and relatable story that is at the same time very well layered to engage both the shallow and profound; a cinematic piece like a buffet or a parable for each one to take their own meaning from and read their own life into it with fine comprehension and satisfaction. KOKO: The Box TV is just that kind of cinematic piece.” Nsirim said about his movie.