Writer and director Don Okolo has taken the African movie industry to a higher level with his new action-adventure movie “Gem of the Rainforest”. The movie was shot in Houston and Cat Spring, Texas and was produced by Nkem DenChukwu. The cast includes Award winning actor Ramsey Nouah, Perez Egbi, Kae Shakir, and Joe Grisaffi.
Synopsis: Gem of the Rainforest is the story about the two-faced diamond mask stolen from Africa some 300 years ago when the first White men landed on the shores of the River Niger. Suddenly, for the first time in 300 years, the mask surfaces in the hands of a Texan resident, Dr. Dye Oppenheimer (Played by Joe Grisaffi). Geologist and Anthropologist professor, Dr. Catherine Ileka (aka Cat, played by Kae Shakir) gets a phone call from a friend, Sweetwater Brown (played by Perez Egbi), regarding the unveiling of a diamond mask in Houston. Cat comes to Houston to see if it’s true, and not just a myth.
To ascertain that the mask most believed never existed, does indeed exist, Cat and Sweetwater will crash the exhibition event to confront Dr. Oppenheimer and Jesse Holland (played by Ramsey Nouah) about the mask’s origin. The adventure truly begins when Cat and Sweetwater attempt to steal the mask and take it back to Africa.
Gem of the Rainforest will premiere in Houston on August 17, 2013 at AMC LOEWS Fountains 18; the red carpet is at 6 P.M and showtime at 8 P.M-10 P.M