Turning Point, the Nollywood/Hollywood production by HekCentrik Films wins big at last weekend’s BEFFTA (British Entertainment Film, Fashion, Television & Arts) awards, taking home the coveted prizes in film categories of Best Director and Best Film for director Niyi Towolawi and Turning Point respectively. The “Nollywood meets Hollywood” feature was nominated in 7 categories including best in production, screenplay, actress, makeup and costume.
This adds to a growing haul of international recognitions including 4 wins at America’s Nollywood and African Film Critics’ Awards (NAFCA), fondly called “African Oscars”, as well as a film festival Best Drama award at Trindiefest, Colorado, USA. This adds to a nod at City People Magazine in Nigeria as well as a Best Director UK at the Yoruba Heritage awards, London. Other nominations include 2 nominations at African Academy Movie Awards (AAMA), Best Disaspora Feature at Nollywood Movies Awards, in addition to 4 nominations as the upcoming Best of Nollywood Awards.
Niyi Towolawi, writer/producer/director of Turning Point on receiving the awards says, “I am over the moon about our BEFFTA awards. We have won several accolades in the acting categories, which I suppose says something about my directing. However, winning best director and best picture really bring things home.”
Turning Point is now available to watch on online via http://www.dobox.tv (Africa) and http://www.mymillennium.tv (Europe). The compelling drama features an ensemble cast of Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, The Crow, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Oz), Todd Bridges (Diff’rent Strokes), Victoria’s Secret model and actress KD Aubert (Scorpion King, Soul Plane), Joe Estevez alongside Jackie Appiah, Patience Ozokwor (Mama Gee), Oge Okoye, et al.