My new film shows there is hope in Nigeria — Grant-Ekong
A filmmaker, Joy Grant-Ekong, says her new film, “One Too Many”, shows that there is still hope for justice in Nigeria.
Speaking at a screening of the film at the International African Film Festival, Grant-Ekong said, “Audiences received the film well, even the filmmakers who came received it well. The story was well told. It was really believable. It even made some people cry. We shot it in Ibadan and it was not an easy experience. This was right after the #EndSARS protests. When a filmmaker receives positive reviews for their film, it lets them know that their hard work is paying off. We can’t wait for it to hit the big screen. I believe that people will be able to identify with the story. The film reminds us that there is still hope for justice in Nigeria.
Written by Atinuke Akinde, the film was directed by Kayode Kasum and stars actors such as Jide Kosoko, Dakore Egbuson, Funsho Adeolu, Omowumi Dada, Tope Tedela and Chimezie Imo.
The actress, Dakore Egbuson, also said that she liked the challenge of playing a role in the film. She said, “I usually play very strong characters; women in positions of authority. But in this film, I played the role of a very insular woman. She is a librarian and a trauma victim. I really like this challenge because as actors, that’s what we live for: to really transform and be someone else in order to bring a story to life.
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