Tribeca Film Festival player „88” director Thomas „Eromos” Ikimi has tapped to write a new drama about a fierce wildlife conservationist and activist.
Eeromos will pen the screenplay for “Manaka,” a story inspired by Saving the Wild and its founder Jamie Joseph. The Zimbabwean-born South African founded a charity to help protect rhinos from poaching and told true stories about frontline workers saving the species from extinction.
Robbie and LuckyChap partners Tom Ackerley and Josie McNamara will produce alongside Anthony Mastromaro for IM Entertainment and Charles Randolph. Brad Feinstein is producing and financing through his Romulus Entertainment banner, along with his development partner Christina Weiss Lurie of Fourth and Twenty-Eight.
„It’s an honor to work on a project of such importance to Africa. The complex rhino poaching crisis exposes broader implications not only for South Africa, but for the entire continent. This issue is much deeper than the search for rhino horn,” said Eromos. Bringing the human crisis into the mainstream.”
The Eromos are Eson – a tribe of the Edo people from Benin Kingdom in modern day Nigeria. He spent his childhood in Nigeria and England before studying at New York’s Columbia University. His first feature „Legacy” premiered at Tribeca in 2010. „88” was released in March by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
AeroMos is represented by United Agents in the UK and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lescano Bob & Tang’s Jeff Finkelstein and Tom Greenberg. LuckyChap is repped by CAA, Entertainment 360, Narrative and attorney Jeff Bernstein, while Mastromaro is repped by Linda Lichter of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman and Romulus Larry Weinberg.
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