Nollywood actress/screenwriter has just launched her movie studio – Uche Jombo Studios. The first project from UJ Studios is an ambitious and socially conscious project. A collection of three movies with distinct yet interwoven stories called “The Damage Movies“. Uche was a nominee for Actor of the Year at the 2011 Future Awards and shared that while at the event, she was moved and inspired to do something great and make a positive impact. “The Damage Movies” is aimed at advocacy for social issues, each story addresses important problems affecting individuals, families and societies at large.
The first movie to be released is “Damage“, the movie stars Uche Jombo and Kalu Ikeagwu as a married couple in an abusive relationship. According to the official synopsis; “Damage” deals with the issue of domestic violence and the psychological effect it could have especially on the children. A man and his wife love each other immensely yet their day to day life can only be described as a ‘cat and mouse’ situation as they fight violently almost on a daily basis.
Watch the trailer for “Damage”:
Up next is “My Life, My Damage” starring Tonto Dikeh. ‘My Life, My Damage’ deals with the consequences of drug abuse and HIV/AIDS. A young lady who lives a reckless life abroad as a drug addict is given a rude shock when she discovers that she’s HIV positive and now has to seek redemption for herself.
The final movie in the series is “My Country, Their Damage“. ‘My Country, Their Damage’ deals with the issue of human trafficking. A young and naive village girl has her dreams come true when an American returnee asks for her hand in marriage. With promises to take her abroad once she’s done with her education, the girl couldn’t have asked for a better future. But alas on getting there, she realises that all that glitters isn’t exactly gold.
This ambitious project will include screenings around the world and submissions for international film festivals. With 2Face singing for NAFDAC and many Nigerian stars including eLDee and Banky W rallying youth to vote; it is so impressive that one of Nollywood’s biggest stars is embarking on this project.
The first movie in the series, “Damage” will launch in 2011.
To find out more about the movies, www.damagemovie.com.