By Shannon Sneed
The Eatonton Messenger
January 31, 2019
Atlanta filmmakers, Director/Producer Doneliea Williams and actor/Producer Olumubia Obu recently shot scenes at Tytan Studios’ prison location for a faith-based movie.
Produced by Arts Acrylics Studios of Atlanta, Williams directs the movie, which features Obu along with Angel Ortiz and Bryan Terry Snell. Angelica Perez is the director of photography.
Titled, “Divide and Conquer,” the action/drama is based in Nigeria and follows a man and his two brothers whose family was involved in corrupt business practices. “The oldest went to prison where he gave his heart to Christ,” Obu said. “Now, he doesn’t want anything to do with the family business.”
The three brothers inherit the family business after their father passes away, leading the new Christian into a struggle with family pressure, lifestyle and morality. “The whole thing also sheds light on the Nigerian culture,” Obu said, noting the movie was originally written as a short film and although he had a concept for a movie, he might have to do it some other time.
“Then I told Don about it and he (Don) said he can do it,” Obu said.
Williams noted that they “stepped out on faith” and visited the Eatonton facility to find out if it was a right fit for the production. “We took it on faith that this was right and took that one and half hour drive here,” Obu added. “We came out and Jim (Stone, Tytan CEO) really believed in us and gave us an opportunity,” Williams said.
Obu said the vision for the film was his most valuable resource. Williams saw that vision, too, he noted, and brought along a crew of positive people to make the movie happen.