"Love and Life" Comes To Prime Video December 29

First Features project, a collaboration between NativeFilmworks and Michelangelo Productions, proudly announces the upcoming Prime Video release of “Love and Life” on December 29, 2023. The highly anticipated film, recently showcased in an exclusive screening in Lagos, is set to captivate audiences with its profound
narrative and compelling performances.

Directed by the talented Ruben Reng and written by Brenda Ogbuka-Garuba, “Love and Life” is a poignant drama that delves into the intricate dynamics of relationships, the resilience of the human spirit, and the transformative power of friendship and love.

The film features an ensemble cast of some of Nollywood’s most acclaimed actors, including Rita Dominic, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Michelle Dede, Chidi Mokeme, Anthony Monjaro and Ray Adeka, who bring the story’s emotional depth and complexity to life. Dotun Olakunri, a co-founder of First Features, highlights the film’s emotional resonance, saying, “‘Love and Life’ moves closer to our goal of producing cinema that strikes a chord with audiences on a deeply personal level. This film explores life’s challenges and the strength of friendship and solidarity.”

“Love and Life” explores the themes of love and friendship and emphasises the enduring power of hope. Director Ruben Reng remarks, “Our goal was to create a story that touches hearts, capturing the essence of hope and friendship.”

“Love and Life” is the second release in a 12-film slate scheduled under the First Features initiative, a groundbreaking project aimed at nurturing and empowering the next generation of visionary Nigerian film directors. Founded in 2020 by Dotun Olakunri and Steve Gukas, First Features has significantly contributed to Nollywood, with films like “Cake” and Love and Life” showcasing the richness and diversity of Nigerian storytelling.

Steve Gukas, co-founder of First Features, states, “This film reflects our mission to bring new,
compelling voices in Nigerian cinema to the forefront. It’s a testament to our vision, and we are
proud to see it come to life.

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