Producer, Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe, has opened up on how he was advised by a few film experts not to make his high flying film, ‘The Delivery Boy’.
In an ongoing visit with Nodash, he described how the creation team and on-screen characters dismissed the content when he decided to address the issue of psychological warfare utilizing film.
“I was advised not to make this film. Three of the on-screen characters I cast, and the creation creator I employed, turned down the venture subsequent to perusing the content.
They all concurred it was a decent content yet they felt awkward discussing the things that, in the Nigerian culture, we ordinarily decline to discuss,” Adejuyigbe revealed to The Nation.
A decided producer keen on accomplishing his point and objective, Nodash proceeded to move toward different entertainers and creation group that in the long run consented to work with him on the undertaking.
The film, which stowed 12 selections at the 2019 Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA), and has been screened at more than 10 neighborhood and universal Film Festivals over the most recent two years, proceeded to turn into the second most-spilled film after it made its entrance on Netflix.
On how monetarily depleting the film was to his handbag, Nodash says numerous individuals thought he was insane when he left on the film venture.
He says, “On the financial side of things, people felt it was crazy, making a self-funded movie that would likely not be allowed to screen in Nigerian cinemas.
They felt it was more prudent to make the usual slapstick comedies the Nigerian film industry was known for.
“But these are the exact reasons why I felt it was important to make the movie. I believe one of the main purposes of art is to ‘tour guide’ the audience through ideas and places that they normally wouldn’t dare explore.
I also wanted to present Nigerians and Africans as I saw them. As people who are not one-dimensional and simple-minded as they are usually presented.
As people with multi-layered characters; whose motivations are, sometimes, hidden even from their selves.
As a people having to deal with the realities of living in a world where the lines between good & evil, right & wrong, moral and moral are permanently blurred,” Nodash stressed.
‘The Delivery Boy’ tells the story of a runaway, teenage, suicide bomber and his newfound ally, a young prostitute.
The duo must rely on each other to survive the night while searching for answers to the terrible secrets that made them who they are.