With film credits including ‘Journey to Self’, ‘Fifty’ and ‘New Money’, film maker, Tope Oshin has constantly pushed the envelope and redefined excellence with her films.
‘Up North’ follows in the footsteps of her past works and her touch is evident in the direction, location, casting and crew choices in this Anakle Films and Inkblot Productions collaboration.
With a noted focus on the cosmopolitan and cultural areas of Nigeria, ‘Up North’ is a breath of fresh air, telling the story of an American returnee groomed to take over the family business. Seeking to find his own path, his act of rebellion leads him down a path of self-discovery, love, and true friendship.
Starring Nollywood and Northern big names including Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Michelle Dede, Ibrahim Suleiman, Rekiya Attah, Rahama Sadau, Sani Muazu, Saheed Mohammed, Amal Umar, Ruth Waziri, Nafisat Butu and Milcah Merji; ‘Up North’, movie analysts opine it is a definite must watch movie.
The plot begins when a controlling billionaire father (Kanayo O. Kanayo) gets fed up with his rebellious son, Bassey (Banky W), he sends him off to NYSC in Bauchi. ‘Up North’ follows Bassey’s journey to self-discovery as he navigates life, love, friendship, and purpose in this feel good, coming of age drama. The film shines a light on female education and the empowerment of girls within the local northern community where the protagonist begins a new life.
Set in Bauchi, Nigeria, the film explores hitherto untold stories of Northern Nigerian culture, led by a star cast including Banky Wellington, Rahama Sadau, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Adesua Etomi Wellington, Ibrahim Suleiman, Michelle Dede, Sani Mu’azu, Tokunbor ‘T-Boss’ Idowu etc. ‘Up North’, according to movie analysts, is one of Nigeria’s most ambitious film projects and the biggest cinema production from Northern Nigeria.
‘Up North’ is based on a story by Editi Effiong, written by Chinaza Onuzo and Bunmi Ajakaiye. Shot in Lagos and Bauchi, ‘Up North’ explores love, friendship and family politics, all of which collide, creating memories to last a lifetime.