Seven Women

Seven Women

In Development


A timely and uniquely female take on the classic film THE SEVEN SAMURAI. Inspired by a true story, this film tells the story of how seven very different Nigerian women form a unit and fight back against a band of insurgents who try to take their village hostage.

Development supported by the BFI Network.

Writer – Janice Okoh

Janice Okoh is an award winning playwright and part of the BAFTA Elevate programme 2018/19.  Her first play ‘Egusi Soup’ was produced in 2012 by Menagerie Theatre/Soho Theatre and went on a national tour in 2014 with Menagerie/ Theatre Royal Bury St Edmonds as producers.  It won a Channel 4 Playwriting Award in 2017. Her second play ‘Three Birds’ won the Bruntwood Playwriting Prize in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate and Alfred Fagon awards in that same year. It was produced in 2013. For television, Janice has recently completed a 30 minute drama for Channel 4’s ‘4 Stories’. She also writes extensively for radio.