In the heart of the Niger Delta region, an enthralling mystery and crime thriller is set to captivate audiences as “Blood Vessel,” a Nigerian original film, takes center stage. The narrative unfolds around six individuals whose lives intertwine by chance as they escape a town ravaged by oil pollution. Little do they know that their quest for a better life will thrust them into the perilous world of a mysterious ship, testing the limits of friendship, betrayal, love, vulnerability, time, and chance.
The ensemble cast of “Blood Vessel” boasts names like Adaobi Dibor, David Ezekiel, Jidekene Achufusi, Sylvester Ekanem, Levi Chikere, Obinna Okenwa, Alex Cyr Budin, and René Mena. Against the backdrop of Southern Nigeria, characters Abbey, Boma, Degbe, Olotu, Tekena, and Oyinbraekemi abandon their small island village in the Niger Delta for diverse reasons, setting the stage for a gripping on-sea survival drama filled with unexpected twists.
This cinematic masterpiece is the brainchild of Play Network Studios, with Charles Okpaleke at the helm as executive producer and Moses Inwang directing. “Blood Vessel” delves into the immigration narrative from lower-income countries, exploring profound themes such as love, friendship, loyalty, and brotherhood. Additionally, it unearths the depths of desperation and determination in the face of adversity.
Actors Alex Cyr Budin and David Ezekiel from Netflix’s ‘Blood Vessel’
David Ezekiel and Adaobi Dibor in ‘Blood Vessel’ (2023) a Netflix Original
Still photo from ‘Blood Vessel’ a Netflix Original Movie. Actor Alex Cyr Budin
Charles Okpaleke, the producer and executive producer, emphasizes the importance of authentically sharing African stories. He states, “In developing countries like Nigeria, there’s immense potential across industries, and it’s crucial for Africans to authentically share our stories—raw, unfiltered, showcasing both successes and challenges. Our experiences are uniquely ours, and we must tell them with excellence, professionalism, honesty, and precision, as no one else can fully understand or convey them better than we can.”
“Blood Vessel,” a Netflix Original, is poised to make its debut on December 8th, promising viewers a thrilling experience with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. The film is presented in Ijaw and Pidgin English, with additional spoken languages, including Russian and Igbo. For those seeking to immerse themselves in this gripping narrative, subtitles are thoughtfully provided, ensuring that the richness of the story is accessible to a global audience. As the countdown to the premiere begins, anticipation rises for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Nigerian storytelling.