“This is going to be a long night,” sighed Tolu Abiodun (Digital Image Technician) as we embarked on our first nighttime shoot in the struggle to finish Funke Akindele’s scenes before she departs the set tomorrow morning. While the rest of the crew filmed around the Abeokuta GRA compound, Bola Belo (Art Director/Production Designer) and his team constructed a free-standing set on the second-story outdoor patio.
Given the nocturnal setting, it is fitting that the script takes a turn for the occult as Akindele (as Ma’ami) and Ayomide Abatti (as Young Kashimawo) stumble upon an ominous red room with an unexpected occupant. Be sure to purchase your theater tickets when the film is released to discover the plot twist.
It is past midnight and we have reached our goal of completing the twelve scenes. It has been a long 18-hour day in which we have filmed complicated interior and exterior scenes and built an entire set. Please send your best wishes to the cast and crew for a speedy recovery to continue bright and early tomorrow morning.