Oya: Rise Of The Suporishas Film Poster
Nosa IgbinedionI fell in love with the poster design for Oya: Rise of the Suporishas. Greg took my brief and totally understood my vision. He provided a poster that matched the aesthetics of a massive hollywood studio's superhero movie, while still maintaining the uniqueness and novelty of an African superhero film. Definitely the guy I will be going for, for the feature film and beyond. A pleasure to work with.
- Client: Nosa Igbinedion Films
- Skills: Poster Design
“Oya: Rise Of The Suporishas” is an independent film written and directed by Nosa Igbinedion. The premise of the film centres around mythical deities in African folklore – known as “Orishas” – and contextualises them as modern-day superheroes. The plot follows the protagonist Ade and her connection with the titular god Oya, in their mission to safeguard the door between their worlds. For this project I created the key poster art, from the main image to the overall design of the poster. The title logo/typography treatment was created by Jon Daniel.
The intention with this poster was to create something that positioned the film beyond its independent status. We decided that it needed to be something that could sit alongside a big-budget mainstream action movie. Early touch points were campaigns for several superhero and science-fiction franchises. With the raw photography of ‘Oya’ as my start point, I began digitally creating and painting the over-saturated, hyper-real, almost-illustrative look and feel that has come to typify these movies.
From there, we focused on the layout – trying to continue the drama of the image through the typography, incorporating Jon’s logo work. The result is an impactful image that such an audacious debut deserves.