After receiving the exclusive film rights to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story On Monday of Last Week, producer/director Akosua Adoma Owusu immediately began securing the cast and production details needed before formally launching the project.
Obibini Pictures LLC is pleased to announce the full cast for On Monday of Last Week.
This exciting cast brings years of experience from a variety of genres. Chinasa Ogbuagu has appeared regularly in the TV series The Following, and recently starred in the Off-Broadway play Sojourners, earning a nomination for the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play. Peter Rini is best known for his recurring role as Jason Figueroa in the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Likewise, both Karyn Parsons and Jill Shackner have long and impressive resumes. Introducing 4-year old model, Farouk James Prempeh in his acting debut as Josh, together, this cast promises to electrify audiences with their moving depiction of Adichie’s story.
Set in an urban home, On Monday of Last Week follows Kamara, a Nigerian woman, on her journey to self-realization. Hired as a nanny in Tracy and Neil’s home, Kamara develops an attraction to Tracy, going to great lengths to impress her. The result becomes a journey that is as much internal and emotional, as it is external and physical. Kamara finds herself wrestling with concepts of attraction and beauty, identity and self-worth.
The film is directed and produced by Akosua Adoma Owusu and Obibini Pictures, LLC. Obibini Pictures, LLC has produced award-winning films including Reluctantly Queer, which was nominated for the Golden Bear and Teddy Award at the Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival in 2016, and Kwaku Ananse, which received the 2013 African Movie Academy Award in Nigeria for Best Short Film. M.anifest, acclaimed Ghanaian rapper and co founder of Giant Steps, a Minneapolis-based interactive conference for creative entrepreneurs, will be the Music Supervisor for this production.