While the new set of actors calls themselves the ‘new Nollywood’, an actor Paul Utomi says those who came before paved the way for them making waves on the scene now.
When talking about the people he would like to work with, Utomi said Sunday wave, “It will be nice to work with some of the most important studios. I would love to create content and be creatively involved in what they do. I also admire many of those who came before me in the industry. I can honestly say that we are standing on the backs of giants. Without the old Nollywood, there would be no new Nollywood.
“There are a lot of older actors that I admire. I appreciate what they all have done; both the actors and the crew. I’m glad to be part of the industry.’
Utomi, who is one of the main actors in the new film, The two Aishas, He stated that he was ready to work in any role. She said: “I am open to working on all kinds of stories, especially those that are challenging, interesting and allow me to express myself and show my many talents. There is no specific genre that interests me. If there’s a director or producer who thinks I might be right for their project, who’s ready, I’m ready to try.”
Talking about the challenges he faced as director of Country Hard, “We had to choose the right locations since the story took place in one day but in multiple locations. It was a logistical nightmare to shoot in the rainy season as 40% of the film was shot outside. 70 people from one location to another we also talked about moving around.”
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