When Sarafa Abagun (Cameraman) fell ill from malaria this morning, Tunde Kelani immediately assumed his position behind the camera. Kelani attributes the ease of the transition to “resuming my primary skills,” referring to his professional film-making training at London International Film School in the 1970s and to his work as a cinematographer for many Nigerian celluloid films in the 1980s.
Kelani’s seamless double-duty as Director and Cinematographer has kept the production on track. We have already completed two scenes this morning out of the twelve scenes that are scheduled for today. As we work late into the night, I will post live updates of our progress from our location in the Abeokuta GRA.