Nollywood here I come! (Ish)

Tomorrow I am at Raindance Film Training in London, doing an Intro to Screenwriting course and I am totes excited/nervous/apprehensive/thinkingofnotgoingbecauseIamacoward/thrilled.

I decided to do this for two reasons:

1) I LOVE dialogue. I had to curb my enthusiasm for this in my last few pieces because my editor thought I should describe more, but I LOVE my dialogue. I really do. I find myself nowadays looking at some of the stories I have as if through the lens of a camera.

2) I think that the key to creativity is keeping it fresh, finding different media to tell stories. I am a storyteller, after all. I should be able to do this in any way.

I wasn’t thinking Nollywood at first but why not? I’m tired of always dissing what they do. Maybe I should get in there and write the scripts I want to see, put my money where my mouth is and all. And I should really start watching Nollywood films. The last time my sister was here, she brought along some tripe…no, no. I shan’t diss anymore.

On that note, ‘big-ups’ to all the producers, screenwriters and directors that are trying to improve the industry and do something different with it, to all the actors who are trying to grow and hone their craft and to everyone else who refuses to accept mediocrity.

Down with piracy and jagbajantis storylines.

Which reminds me. I have to pitch in front of industry professionals tomorrow. Yikes. Maybe I should pitch them ‘Blackberry Babes’ and see how they take it.

What do you say?

In other news: Has anyone seen this film that is making the rounds on Facebook?

Bella Naija

It’s a bit sad because you already know how this story will go!

UPDATE: I found out I was right. Watch the trailer.

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3 thoughts on “Nollywood here I come! (Ish)

  1. Good luck pitching tomorrow. It seems exciting. I’ve never heard of Desperate Housegirls and was going to watch it but from the poster it looks like the average Nollywood film. I’ll be sure to watch out for your films though. :)

  2. aww…i hope it worked out well…i cant wait to see your work…i believe writers like you can do the nollywood film industry some good…..

  3. No actually this is a really good movie. My favorite at the moment ( And I have been watching Nollywood for years) Its one of the best.

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