Veteran Nigerian actress, Joke Silva, has said that movies cannot allow movies to be shot in her home because of the number of people it takes to make a movie.
She also harped on the importance of having studios and sound stages in Nollywood.
Speaking during a recent youth development forum called, The Roundtable Lekki, Joke Silva said:
“We shoot in apartments these days. But, I won’t allow movies to be shot in my home; it won’t happen.
I know the number of people that are brought into a shoot. There may be two people in a scene, but to shoot it, there will probably be about 20 people there. That means 20 people will put their hands on my wall, block the loo, and do other things.
We need to build our studios and sound stages, just like American filmmaker, Tyler Perry, has done. He built one of the biggest sound stages in the world. The thing with sound stages is that there are usually facades. I once shot a movie in France, but all the interior shots were taken in London, United Kingdom.
All we did in France were the exteriors shots to give the ambience of that country. Sound stages give one control. It allows one to make movies at one’s desired pace.”
Ajoke Silva added that streaming platforms had made it easy for filmmakers to exhibit their works. She said:
“Streaming platforms have made it easier for producers to be able to exhibit their works. Technology has done that for us. There is a wide range of opportunities right now when it comes to movie distributions. Streaming platforms help us connect to a global audience.”