By Babajide Awoyinfa
Creele Animation Studios, on Thursday in Lagos announced its debut with its project, “The Satchel” a 3D animated short film based on the Yoruba mythology of earth’s creation.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the action-packed, drama-filled short film was produced by Nissi Ogulu, Adeoyin Okuboyejo, Ayobami Bello and Jimi Oremule of the Creele Animation Studios and Taeps Animation Studios.
“This story dates back thousands of years, featuring revered Yoruba deities, “Obatala” and “Oduduwa”, (sons of “Olodumare”, the Supreme Being), who battled for the power to create earth as we now know it using an all-powerful Satchel,” the producers said in a statement.
The Director/Producer, Nissi Ogulu, said: “With The Satchel, we want to start telling authentic African stories to ensure that our magnificent culture is preserved.
“We portray the beauty of African culture, lifestyle and music in the concept, character designs, scenes, visual screenplay, art and music direction.
“This film is one rich with African themes, suitable for all age groups, is relatable and draws a strong connection to home.
“Many of us in my generation grew up consuming a lot of foreign pictures, we weren’t privileged to watch content made up from characters of African descent and this vacuum is what we’re trying to fill starting with our debut project.”
It added: “The story centres on what happens to The Satchel from the moment it is presented to Obatala (keep your eyes peeled) to how it ends up with Oduduwa.
“The passion and power of each deity comes out in their actions, behaviour to one another and for what the satchel can do.”
Staying true to the Creele Animation Studios’ culture of infusing music with art, Nissi Ogulu brings to life the sophisticated 3D animated motion pictures through her music by lacing the film with two beautifully written songs titled “Adupe” and “Wonderful”, both of which are set to be fan favourites.
The statement said that to watch the short film, visit The Satchel’s official YouTube page, you can also join the conversation on our social media pages: Instagram – @creelestudio, @taepsstudios, @TheSatchel2020.
Others are Twitter – @creelestudios, @taepsstudios, @2020Satchel. Facebook – Creele Animation Studios, Taeps Animation Studios, The Satchel 2020, LinkedIn – Creele Animation Studios, Taeps Animation Studios and website as: https://creelestudios.com/, https://www.taepsstudios.com/
NAN reports Creele Studios is an entertainment company focused on portraying the creative brilliance of Africa by telling authentic and inclusive stories of our people and culture, primarily using animated motion pictures with sounds of the best quality, innovatively and uniquely for families around the world.
It sights are set on showcasing a new kind of creative innovation in the entertainment industry, as well as across the technological and social spaces.
It hopes to capture the ears, eyes and hearts of all people, delivering a truly unique “Creele” experience. (NAN)