The first teaser for upcoming Nigerian sci-fi film “Hello, Rain,” has been released. The short film directed by C.J. “Fiery” Obasi from the short story by Nnedi Okorafor stars Keira Hewatch as Rain, Tunde Aladese as Philo and Ogee Nelson as Coco.
In February 2017, Fiery Film production company acquired rights to adapt Nnedi Okorafor’s science meets witchcraft short story, “Hello, Moto.”
About “Hello, Moto” novel
There is witchcraft in science and a science to witchcraft. Both will conspire against you eventually.
We were three women. Three friends. We had goals, hopes and dreams. We had careers. Two of us had boyfriends. We owned houses. We all had love. Then I made these… wigs. I gave them to my two friends.
The three of us put them on. The wigs were supposed to make things better. But something went wrong. Like the nation we were trying to improve, we became backward. Instead of giving, we took.
In a recent interview, Keira Hewatch who plays Rain in the upcoming movie spoke about the readiness of Nigerians for a sci-fi movie.
“I think that we are playing it safe with the comedy. I’m sure Nigerians can appreciate a wider range of storylines if they are done properly,” she said.
“Hello, Rain” aims to begin festival and screening tours in the first quarter of 2018.