The countdown has finally begun to the hotly anticipated UK cinema release of BLACKMAIL, the edge-of-the-seat cyber-thriller; starring Nollywood favorite O.C. Ukeje (Half of a Yellow Sun, Gone Too Far), and exciting new Russian screen sensation Nicolay Shulik.
Written, produced & directed by multi award-winning filmmaker Obi Emelonye, and introducing exciting British newcomers Alessandro Babalola (Top Boy, Wrath of Man) and Julia Holden, the UK release and subsequent Nigerian cinema and impending US online release promises to take Black British independent cinema to a new level.
BlackMail is a poignant allegory for the present times, which sees a ruthless Russian criminal attempt to exploit a compromised victim in a game of cyber cat and mouse that takes everyone to the edge of destruction in a sharply observed fast-paced cyber-thriller.
Official selection in a slew of top North American film festivals, the winner of the 2021 Best Film Award at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and voted Best Film at the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) (2021), BlackMail is a sly, provocative movie set to create a buzz for Black British cinema ahead of its UK cinema release.