PAYDAY

By Cheta CHUKWU

SHIRE PRODUCTIONS LLC. - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2018


Festivals
& Awards

Trinity International Film Festival, US 2018
Best Comedy - WON
Real Time Film Festival 2018
Best Supporting Actress - Nominated
DetectiveFEST (International Festival of Detective Films and Television Programs) 2018
Best Film - WON
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • NIGERIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH-UNITED STATES
    • Budget
    • 50 - + M$
    • Director(s)
    • Cheta CHUKWU
    • Producer(s)
    • Ellery ALEXIS (Shire Productions), Elizabeth GIRAN (Shire Productions), Orwi Manny AMEH
    • Synopsis
    • Just before best friends and flatmates Paul "Baaj Adebule" and Ortega "Ebiye Victor" renew their yearly rent, their Landlord dies very suddenly, and seemingly without any heir apparent. The young men seize upon the unfortunate but good opportunity to 'enjoy' a little. They go on an expensive night out. The Landlord's daughter "Segilola Ogidan" turns up the following morning and gives the boys 24-hour notice to pay up or quit. They embark on an overnight scheme to recover the rent, leading to a dangerous encounter with an eccentric drug baron "Frank Adekunle Macaulay", a desperate robbery attempt, a gambling adventure, and an ego war with the neighborhood bully, Orlando "Mawuli Gavor". All the while hounded by Ngozi "Bisola Aiyeola", the neighborhood gossip who just wants a piece of the action.