3colddishes

3 COLD DISHES ASSETS

  • 3 COLD DISHES Feature Film
  • 3 COLD DISHES TV Series
  • Original Music Album
  • Original Music Video + BTS Documentary
  • Digital Collectibles

FILM LOCATIONS

  • NIGERIA
  • REP. OF BENIN
  • COTE D’IVOIRE

LANGUAGE

  • FRENCH, YORUBA & ENGLISH

GENRE

  • ADVENTURE, CRIME, THRILLER

CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES

  • ASURF FILMS LTD (Nigeria)
  • NEXTHOUGHT CREATIVEHUB LTD (Nigeria)
  • IFIND PICTURES (France)
  • MARTIAN NETWORK (Netherlands)
  • ALMA PRODUCTIONS (Cote D’IVoire)
  • BLACK MIC MAC (France)
  • AZURENOIR & CO

SUPPORT

€ 50,000 Film support grant by OIF (The International Organization of La Francophonie) Francophonie Image Fund

Clap ACP project implemented by the OIF in partnership with the Support Fund for the Film Industry of Côte d’Ivoire (FONSIC) with the financial assistance of the European Union and the support from the Organization of ACP states.

SUPPORT

$ 50,000 Red Sea Fund (Production Support Grant) The Red Sea Film Festival Foundation recently announced the recipients of the Red Sea Fund’s 2022 production and post-production funding cycles.

Thirty-six winning films were selected from different countries including Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East and Africa and 3 COLD DISHES is one of the 36 selected film for support to complete films that shed a light on important narratives, and new talents emerging from the region will be recognized.

Revenge is a dish best serve cold...especially when you’ve been on a diet.
In the manner of The Nile Hilton Incident, by Tarik Saleh or Viva Riva! by Djo Tunda wa Munga, and to remain on the African continent, this project offers a beautiful perspective of a genre film that can satisfy a broad audience. Since the project is a revenge story, setting it in a particular geopolitical reality gives it its dynamics and tone.

“TROIS PLATS FROID á ABIDJAN”

Traumatized by their past as sex trafficking victims, Esosa, Fatouma, and Giselle ascend to formidable heights in the shadowy realm of prostitution. Yet their newfound power cannot quiet the ghosts of their captors. On a vengeance-driven journey across West Africa, they hunt those who robbed them of their freedom.

Their quest leads them to Abidjan, with law enforcement closing in and their target fortified within the city’s stronghold. As the women grapple with their past and the risks ahead, they face a crossroads: seek closure or descend into a vortex of retaliation?

This intense thriller delves into the harsh realities of survival, resilience, and the desperate pursuit of justice. It’s a compelling tale of exploited women reclaiming their power, defying the system, and daring to strike back in a world that has abandoned them.

In Africa, many young girls are forced into prostitution, often away from home in their country, by men close to them. The fact that the perpetrators have very diverse profiles gives depth to this film which has a complex and intensely political theme; the forced prostitution of young girls in Africa. The variety of questions the three women ask in the confrontation sequences also shows how they have experienced this trauma differently.

By multiplying the profiles and the examples, the film allows a diversity of
points of view to unfold and thus does not become reductive. Also, by focusing on the world of prostitution, the film is a genre film that mixes the criminality of the networks with a form of sociological study. But what ties the narrative together is a story of friendship and solidarity that transcends the genre.

“3 Cold Dishes” is a heart-wrenching tale of redemption and empowerment that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats, rooting for these courageous women to emerge victorious in their battle against oppression and injustice.

In this riveting film, the issue of forced prostitution of young girls in Africa takes center stage, exploring the complex and intensely political themes surrounding the topic. What makes this film unique is the diversity of the kidnappers' profiles, adding depth and complexity to the storyline. As the three women confront their captors, they ask a variety of questions, revealing how they've experienced their trauma differently. Through a multitude of profiles and examples, the film sheds light on the issue from various perspectives, offering a powerful and emotional journey that is sure to leave a lasting impact on audiences. Get ready to be taken on a thought-provoking and eye-opening ride that you won't soon forget.
Asurf Oluseyi

Asurf Oluseyi is a self-taught award-winning Filmmaker. He was featured on Google African Connected Campaign as an inspiration to young Africans taking advantage of internet in learning their skills and building careers for themselves. Oluseyi has trained several individuals on the “Art of Filmaking and Editing” and has successfully built one of the biggest independent production houses in Nigeria, “Asurf Films Ltd”. Some of his works are Hakkunde, Kasanova, Gone, Walking with Shadows, Wizkid UK Tour, Burna Boy US tour to mention few.

Asurf Oluseyi
Director/Producer
Apolline

Apolline Traoré was born in 1976 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. She is a director and writer, known for Kounandi (2004), Borders (2017) and The Price of Ignorance (2000). n the 2000s, she directed several short films, including The Price of Ignorance in 2000 (about a Bostonian rape victim) and Kounandi in 2003, which was selected for the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival. She produced her own feature film, Sous la clarté de la lune, in 2004.[1] She returned to Burkina Faso in 2005 and started working with Idrissa Ouédraogo.[2] In 2008, she directed a television series, Le testament. The feature films that made her known were Moi Zaphira (2013)[3] and Frontières (2018), a film awards two prizes in February 2017 at Fespaco, a film festival of Ouagadougou.

Apolline Traoré
Co-Director
Tomi Adesina

A scriptwriter, fiction series blogger and Script consultant. I own a fiction blog, Tommyslav’s Island at http://tomiadesina.wordpress.com with over 10 fiction series written. In 2019, I started a scriptwritingclass, ‘Characters, Stories and Scripts’ for enthusiasts. I love human stories and elements such as love, loss, hope, redemption play a huge role in my storytelling structure. I am a Microbiology graduate from Bowen University, and I hold a Master’s in Environmental Biology from the University of Lagos. I am currently studying a Master’s in Creative Writing at the University of Exeter as I want to channel my career path as a teacher in the English Department.

Tomi Adesina
Writer

Francis Nebot holds a telecommunication Engineering Diploma from Institut National des Telecommunications. He has worked for Alcatel’s International Management for 25 years with various postings in Australia, India, Spain and France. In particular , he worked on the Globacom account Nigeria’s second National Operator from its inception in 2000 generating more than 1,5 billions worth of sales. He is the producer of new Afrikan Cinema. Since the pandemic stroke, he ventured into the first franco-nigerian award winning co-production Juju Series with the Nigerian collective surreal16. Currently in post-production with Mami Wata by CJ Obasi & Michael Omonua which was selected for final cut in Venise. He is also a lending his expertise to Vivendi group in setting up of their first CanalOlympia theatre in Abuja.

Francis Nebot
Co-Producer

Felicia Onbekent successfully owns her own Real estate company in The Netherlands, The Hague. Studied International Business and traveled abroad to places such as Mauritius to assist companies in starting and running their marketing department. Felicia Onbekent is currently CBO at Martian Network. Martian Network focuses on the entertainment industry including movie, music and games. Within Martian Network Felicia focuses on business development activities.

Felicia Onbekent
Associate Producer

Studied theater in London (Shakespearian School of Acting), and in Paris (Cours Robert Cordier - Tania Balachova - Véra Gregh) and a Masters in Theatrical Anthropology at the Sorbonne (Paris III), he went in 1991 to Côte d'Ivoire to carry out research on African theatre. He Indeed he met actor and director, Claude Bowré Gnakouri in Africa, with whom he decided to collaborate based on the African oral tradition, they created Ymako Teatri. Their work takes various forms, from invisible theater (the prophet Sery Gbalou RFI Prize 1994) to street theater via polyphonic tales (The legend of Kaïdara), film shows or the creation of a cabaret in Abidjan ( Bozart). The first experience of Cinema writing and production was the production of a series of 6 short films entitled THREE FABLES FOR THE USE OF WHITES IN AFRICA and AFRICAN FABLES, co-produced by CANAL PLUS France and CANAL PLUS Spain which will be multi- broadcast and sales record for French short films abroad in 2001. In 2002 they co-directed the opening ceremony of the 2002 African Cup of Nations in Bamako, Mali. In 2005 Luis Marquès moved to Ouagadougou where he created l’œil du Cyclone, an association which recently produced an equestrian show, LA GESTE DES ETALONS, a first in Africa. He writes and directs plays and films including L’œil du Cyclone. For this feature film by Sekou Traoré, of which he is screenwriter and artistic director, awarded 32 times around the world, including the Bronze Stallion, Best Actor and Best Actress at FESPACO 2015, he won the 2016 Francophone Trophy for Best Screenplay.

Luis Marquès
Co-Producer

Michael Antwi is the Founder and CEO of Martian Network that is well established since 2018 in the Netherlands. Martian Network is a decentralized entertianment platform that focuses in the film , music and gaming industry. Michael is also a blockchain pioneer and has worked in for different blockchain project such as Tron and also for the Cardano Foundation as Ambassador.

Michael Antwi
Technology Partner/Co-Producer

Ibukun is an astute lawyer with strong research and analytical skills. She has zeal for exploring different areas of law. She is passionate about providing clients with creative and practical solutions to legal issues. Her quick thinking and tenacious approach to solving seemingly difficult problems make her an invaluable assest to her team.

Ibukun Onaeko
Legal

Bon in 1976 in the Republic of Benin Visuals designer , photographer, journaliste and movie producer, Director of a production company here in Benin call SOM ( Solution Multi.Media.) Language Speak; French , English , Spanish and German . Live and work in different countries includes Argentina , the US, South Africa , Nigeria, Switzerland and Benin. Trained as as photo and Videographer in Lagos Nigeria , Journalism school in Argentina and graphic design school in Kona Hawaii USA- Recent project; Work as production director and second assistant director of Nigeria Movie call Don’t Get Mad , Get Even ! Directed bu Wale Ojo. Produce by Raphael Dedenouola . Work as on various French Documentary with a famous French Cameroonian Journalist call Alain.

Dansou Leobou Martial
Associate Producer

KC Obiajulu has always been a hustler. Before stepping behind the camera to create visuals for songs like Essence by Wizkid and Tems, Monsters You Made by Burna Boy, Ocean by Asa, Black is King by Beyoncé, Ozumba Mbadiwe by Reekado Banks, Pour Me Water by Kizz Daniel and Away by Ayra Starr, the acclaimed cinematographer had another version of global domination in his mind.

KC Obiajulu
Cinematographer

Olugbenga is a fantastic Art Director, known for films like Gangs Of Lagos, Brotherhood, The Trade, Sugar Rush, Everything Scatter, Ponzi, Dwindle etc.

Olugbenga Ogunsina
Art Director

Experienced lighting technician, over 15 years of experience in entertainment industry.

Stanley Ibegbu
Light Designer

“ASURFFILMS presents a 3COLDDISHES production in association with IFIND & ALMA PRODUCTION SAL MARTIAN NETWORK

a film by ASURF OLUSEYI
ODO MARIE ALEXANDRA AMON VAUTHIER AURELIE
 with WALE OJO  music by ANGELIQUE KIDJO BURNA BOY ASA TEMS BRYMO JOHNNY DRILLE AYRA STARR(All in consideration) story ASURF OLUSEYI edited by UNKNOWN screenplay by TOMI ADESINA art director MARIUS TAGBA TUNJI AFOLAYAN executive producer ASURF OLUSEYI and FRANCIS NEBOT LUIS MARQUES MICHAEL ANTWI directed by ASURF OLUSEYI and APOLLINE TRAORE

  • 11 Jan, 2022
    Casting Call
    Cotonou
  • 15 Jan, 2022
    Casting Call
    Abidjan
  • 06 Mar, 2022
    NFT Unveiling & Crowdfunding
    Lagos
  • 1 Feb, 2023
    Principal Photography
    Lagos
  • 14 Feb, 2023
    Filming in Port Novo
    Republic of Benin
  • 25 Feb, 2023
    Filming in Abidjan
    Cote D'Ivoire
LAGOS
April 2023

3 Cold Dishes Production Begins.

Worldwide
May 2023

3 Cold Dishes Post Production Begins

Worldwide
June 2023

3 Cold Dishes 1st Teaser Drops

3 Cold Dishes Series Pitch
July 2023

3 Cold Dishes Series Development and Pitches

Premiere
Oct 2023

3 Cold Dishes further distributions (Exploring all options possible)

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