With production wrapped in January, Tazmanian Devil, Nigerian-American director Solomon Onita Jr.’s feature debut, was scheduled to come to the big screen later this year. With the movie currently in the post-production stage, music industry icons turned feature filmmakers, Bryan “Birdman” Williams of Cash Money Films and Benny Boom of Groundwurk Studios are now partnering as EPs on Solomon Onita, Jr.’s Nigerian immigrant drama.
Tazmanian Devil follows Dayo, a 19-year-old Nigerian immigrant who moves to the US to live with his estranged father, who left his son and wife behind to pursue missionary work. The father and son struggle to bond, and they bump heads even more when Dayo begins the process of joining a college fraternity—forcing him to discover his own beliefs while being challenged by his strict and religious father.
Written and directed by Onita, Jr., Tazmanian Devil stars Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah (Beats Of No Nation), Adepero Oduye (When They See Us, Pariah) who will play Dayo’s mother, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (The Chi, Queen of Katwe), who will play his father, as well as Kwesi Boakye (Claws, Fight). The film was shot in Dallas, Texas.
TigerEye Films’ Tricia Woodgett is the producer of the film, along with Gerald Rawles (Next Day Air) as the executive producer.