Private Project

A Green Fever

Kunmi, an architect, and his daughter Ireti, who has a rare medical condition, rush into a mysterious mansion in the middle of nowhere after Ireti suffers a lethal stroke as they journey through the outskirts of 80s-era Ibadan
to Old Oyo. With a curfew in town and no other options to take, Kunmi and Ireti are asked into the old residence by the nervous but matronly host, Matilda. but things take a sinister turn when Colonel Bashiru, her lover arrives unplanned rendering a potentially random night increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.

  • Taiwo Egunjobi
    All Na Vibes, In Ibadan, Crushed Roses, Black Gold
  • Isaac Ayodeji
    In Ibadan, All Na Vibes, Crushed Roses, Wura(Showmax)
  • Emiola Fagbenle
    All na Vibes
  • William Benson
    Key Cast
    "Colonel Aliyu Basiru "
    Obara'M, Tainted, Cordelia, The Herbert Macaulay Affair
  • Temi Fosudo
    Key Cast
    "Kunmi Braithwaite"
    In Ibadan, The Griot, The Mystic River
  • Deyemi Okanlawon
    Key Cast
    "Colonel Okoli"
    Elesin Oba: The King's Horseman, Sista, Jolly Roger, Blood Sisters, Swallow, The Wait, Lockdown
  • Darasimi Nadi
    Key Cast
    Obara'M, The Pretty Ones Are the Loneliest, Smokescreen
  • Ruby Precious Okezie
    Key Cast
    Far From Home, Palava, The Bait, Glamour Girls, Boomerang, Beautiful Liar
  • Toyin Oshinaike
    Key Cast
    Jolly Roger, Eyimofe
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    1 hour 25 minutes 15 seconds
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    August 17, 2023
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Director Biography - Taiwo Egunjobi

Taiwo Egunjobi is a Nigerian film director and screenwriter, he studied Psychology at the University of Ibadan and has written films such as Gidi Blues, and The Grudge amongst many others.
His feature film debut, In Ibadan, found critical acclaim after screening at several international and local film festivals. In 2021, his second feature, All Na Vibes was an opening night film at the prestigious Nollywood Week Festival, Paris, also screening in festivals from Argentina, Brazil to the USA. Most recently, All Na Vibes is currently streaming on Netflix. A Green Fever is his 3rd feature film.

Taiwo Egunjobi also founded Filmkaku, where he writes about African films. He also teaches occasionally at film schools and was the inaugural festival director of the Annual Film Mischief.

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Director Statement

"A Green Fever" is a noir crime drama set in the 80s, specifically in the city of Ibadan. The film explores the themes of power, corruption, and societal upheaval within the backdrop of a single night and its aftermath. It tells the story of a father's desperation and a mysterious household, delving into the complexities of their dynamic and the tensions of society. The narrative takes a surprising turn in its third act, revealing a compelling con within a con. The title "A Green Fever" represents the fabricated ailment used by the protagonist to shield his daughter, but also symbolizes the consequences of a life consumed by greed. The film aims to captivate and enlighten the audience, offering insights into human desire, ambition, and the cost of pursuing them. Through our portrayal of the 80s, we hope to create a rich and immersive experience that delves into the complexities of our shared humanity.

Director, Taiwo Egunjobi