A movie like Anchor Baby is relevant today, especially with issues like the current Arizona stringent laws on immigration. Also when you have a US congressman declare "The greatest threat to America's national security is "Anchor Babies".
(PRWEB) May 7, 2010
A new movie entitled Anchor Baby depicts the struggles of most "Anchor Babies" and their parents in the US. The movie is about an expectant couple, Joyce and Paul Unanga who are living in the United States illegally. Their dream is to have their baby in the US. This single act will guarantee automatic citizenship for their baby. The choices and struggles they go through to achieve this dream are showcased in this emotion filled drama. The film is currently in post-production in Toronto, Canada. Anchor Baby is slated for release by December 2010.
“Anchor Baby” is a derogatory term for children born by immigrants or other non-citizens in the United States and other developed countries around the world.
The lead roles in the movie Anchor Baby, are played by Nigerian Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli as Joyce; Hollywood actor and former Tommy Hilfiger model Sam Sarpong as her husband Paul, and Canadian actress/songwriter Terri Oliver as Susan. The leads are supported by other excellent cast members such as Mark Cassius, Michael Scratch, Colin Paradine, Santiago Lopera and Cyrus Faird; just to name a few.
Paul (Sam Sarpong) and Joyce (Omoni Oboli), a married couple from Nigeria become illegal immigrants in the United States after their entry visas expired. Joyce is currently five months pregnant, and the couple intend to have their baby in the US, before returning back to their country. This act will guarantee automatic United States citizenship for their baby.
When they received their voluntary deportation order from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Paul persuades Joyce to disregard the letter and focus on their dream of having a baby who will become a US citizen. Paul is later caught and deported by the US immigration. Joyce, who had already promised her husband to do everything within her power to have the baby in the country goes into hiding. She struggles without any source of income and accommodation issues to fulfill their dream alone.
She meets Susan (Terri Oliver), a married freelance writer who offers to help her with accommodation until her baby is born. Joyce accepts the offer. But, will she accomplish her dream before her time is up in the country?
The movie Anchor Baby is set in the United States, but was shot in Brampton and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The theme of the movie is about the desperation, struggles, betrayal and broken dreams, faced by these non-citizens in order to belong to the American society.
Anchor Baby is written, directed and produced by a Nigerian first time director Lonzo Nzekwe. The movie is being produced under his independent film company Alpha Galore films, a division of Alpha Galore Inc. based in Brampton, Ontario Canada. Other co-producers on the project are Ian Sun and Jeremy Hood. For more information about the company, please visit to http://www.alphagalorefilms.com or http://www.anchorbabymovie.com.
Anchor Baby shooting production started April 2, and ended April 14, 2010, with only two days break in the two weeks period. There was an additional pick-up day to shoot some extra scenes. So the entire production schedule was thirteen days total. Most of the days were 14-16hrs days. It was a very gruelling experience but the entire cast and crew were amazing and everyone worked really hard to make sure the job was done. The movie was shot on the Red One camera, serial number 7020 nicknamed "Renegade".
A movie like Anchor Baby is relevant today, especially with issues like the current Arizona stringent laws on immigration. Also when you have a US congressman declare "The greatest threat to America's national security is "Anchor Babies". One has to wonder, who is looking out for the children who will become the victims when it's all said and done. Actually, one of main reasons for making a movie like Anchor Baby is to shed light on the actually victims in this whole immigration debacle. It's the defenceless children who find themselves entangled in horrible situations due to choices made by their parents or laws passed by politicians to gain votes.
Most people that were born in developed countries around the world by "Legal or Illegal" immigrant parents are considered "Anchor Babies" without even being aware of the term. There are millions of "Anchor Babies" all over the world. So, if you know someone (son, daughter, relative, friend etc) who is considered an "Anchor Baby", this movie is for them. Please refer them and anyone you know, to join the Anchor Baby movie fan group on Facebook. Just go to the Facebook search box and type in "Anchor Baby Movie fan group" and join other fans who are eagerly waiting for the movie to be released. Alternatively, one can go to the Anchor Baby Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/AnchorBabyMovie . There, you will be able look at some behind the scenes pictures of making the movie, and other up to date information about the progress on the movie production. The website and fan page are regularly updated with new information about the movie.