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ROOM 315 – PROGRESS REPORT 1 (OCT 5-2016)

October is Room315 month. I’m so excited about this project and the support I’ve gotten from all of you. Here’s what we’ve achieved so far

  1. WE GOT A SHOOT DATE, BIMBO MANUEL AND TINA MBA

1Great news guys. First we now have a shoot date for Room 315. Saturday, October 22nd. Even greater, we have confirmed Bimbo Manuel to play the Character Dr. Stone and Tina Mba to play Edwina. aren’t we lucky!!..I’ll announce the other characters next week. As if that’s not enough, my oga of life , Oje Unuigboje will be giving us his RED Scarlet and awesome cine lenses for free for the shoot. Did i also say we will have a Red carpet premiere of this film in one of the FilmHouse Cinemas…stay there o. Now i need you all for one thing. I need to talk to a professional Psycho therapist this week. It will help in getting the film to look authentic. Hook me up with one ASAP. professional o…not student doctors o. Lets do this babyyyy!!!!

2. THEN WE STARTED BUILDING THE CREW. EMMANUEL UDUMA AND PATIENCE OLUFUNMILAYO

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Two fantastic people have volunteered for awesomeness on this #room315project. Emmanuel K. Uduma (MTV shuga) is our producer and the beautifulPatience Oluwafunmilayo (R2TV) is our production manager. We went location scouting all day today and we finally found the right place. Oje Unuigboje touch media studio will be the location for Dr. Stone’s office. It will be a lot of opportunity to learn about Production design, so keep following the blog. Tomorrow, we round up Camera September in a Facebook live video with a special person. Will announce tomorrow. Our film is happening guys. Are u excited?

3. THE BRILLIANT CINEMATOGRAPHER AGREED TO DOP FOR US

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O boy…our film don blow o…Taofeek Olanrewaju Tyson has volunteered to be the Cinematographer on our project; Abosi Ogba‘s Short film, Room315. Now i can go and sleep and focus on the story. Jah Rastafari!!!

4. ACTING COACH SUNKANMI ADEBOYO AGREED TO A ONE DAY FREE WORKSHOP FOR ACTORS WHO SUBMITTED AUDITION TAPES

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So about a Month ago, I asked actors to read for the role of Nina and Adam from our short film Room 315. while i got interesting responses from the ladies, The men were a bit of a disappointment so i will find an established actor to play Adam. I am going to announce the winner this Saturday but because this blog is not about competition but training and empowerment, every one who submitted to #room315nina is invited to a free workshop with Director, Acting coach and thespian Adebayo Olasunkanmi (Desperate Housegirls, Spotlight, the Tarzan Monolugues). he’s a Lecturer at Royal Arts academy and has offered to do it free of charge. I will also have Producers and casting directors around so bring your A game on. Apart from the winner, 5 actresses will also be chosen to act in the montage sequence in the film. and finally all the participants are now my sweethearts. see you all on Saturday.

5. WE GOT A PRODUCTION DESIGNER

5Oya work don start o. We now have a production designer on the project.Oluwafemi Dada (dude in white n black) is one of the best in the business. He designed the original Moments with Mo set, Art director on Tinsel, The Johnsons, the debaters and African magic Original films. He’s worked on over 120 films. Even bigger, FEMI WANTS TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN 5 WANNABE PRODUCTION DESIGNERS. Are you the one?. Nollywood lacks good production designers. We will build this set from nothing to Dr. Stones Office. If you want to be one of the guys involved, Send me an email at manuyie@gmail.com. Tell me what you do and why you want to be a production designer. If chosen, You will be meeting up with Femi this Saturday and the work begins! who’s ready for awesomeness?

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