Four months after getting rave reviews from the international community when his movie, “The Delivery Boy’’ was selected to screen at the respectable New York African Film Festival which took place, in New York, USA, more accolades have continued to pour in for Nigerian filmmaker, Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe.
This time, the movie by the producer who is regarded as one leading a new generation of daring moviemakers got a standing ovation and was wellreceived by festival goers as it made its Nigerian debut at the Lights, Camera, Africa 2018 Film Festival which ended last Sunday. Reacting to the plaudits received after the screening of the movie, Ugoma Adegoke, the creator and curator of the Lights Camera Africa Film Festival said no movie since the inception of the festival had received such appreciation. “I have never ever seen a reaction @ lcanfilmfest like I saw with the screening of “The Delivery Boy” by @i_am_ nodash.
I am still in shock at the suc-cess of this edition of LCA. I am so proud of me and my team and also grateful to all the filmmakers who trust us. It has always been about art and love and will always be,” Ugoma posted on Snapchat. Shot variously in the year 2015 and 2016, by The Elite Film Team and produced by Something Unusual Studios, ‘The Delivery Boy’, which according to Nodash, gulped millions of naira poignantly situates its theme on the activities of Boko Haram insurgents. According to Nodash, people initially didn’t want him to shoot the movie with his personal funds as he even revealed that some actors casted for the flick rejected their roles because they felt uncomfortable with the theme of the film.
He said: “I was told not to make this movie. Three of the actors I cast, and the production designer I hired, turned down the project after reading the script. They all agreed it was a good script but they felt uncomfortable talking about the things that, in the Nigerian society, we typically refuse to talk about.”
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