Filmmaker Joy Grant-Ekong says her new movie, ‘One Too Many’, shows there is hope for justice in Nigeria.
At the screening of the film at the African International Film Festival, Grant-Ekong said: “The film was well received by the audience, the filmmakers who came along also received it well. The story was well told. It was really believable. It even made me cry. We shot it in Ibadan and not It was an easy experience. It was after the #EndSARS protests. When a filmmaker gets positive reviews for his film, it lets his hard work know that he’s putting in the hard work. We can’t wait until it’s on the big screen. I think people will be able to relate to the story. Films in Nigeria He reminded that there is hope for justice.
Written by Atinuke Akind, the movie was directed by Kayode Kasum and stars Jide Kosoko, Dakore Egbuson, Funsho Adeolu, Omowumi Dada, Tope Tedela and Chimezie Imo.
Actress Dakore Egbuson also expressed that she loved the challenge of playing a role in the movie. 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. He is a librarian, and a victim of trauma. I really love that challenge because, as actors, that’s what we live for: to really transform and be someone else, to bring a story to life.’
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