Prolific movie maker, Ani Amatosero is poised to raise the bar as she has unveiled what she describes as a mini film village in Nollywood’s busiest hub, Asaba, the Delta State capital.
Ani who has shot over 10 movies to date said: “I am coming into 2020 with a bold step. My dream is to take Nollywood to the height it truly deserves. Recently, I set up a fully equipped studio with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to enable me contribute my quota to the development of this enviable industry which has in no small measure placed Nigeria among the giants in world cinema. I named it Effixzzy Villa” she said.
“Henceforth, movie makers don’t have to visit and disturb people in their various houses to shoot your movies anymore. You don’t need to go to the hospital to disturb the sick all in the name of shooting a movie because I have made it easy for producers in Asaba. I have two sitting rooms, a hospital ward, three standard bed rooms, two standard offices and a doctors office.
“We also have a fast food restaurant inside the Villa. The hustle is real oh my brother. And by the grace of God, people come there to shoot all the time.
Sometimes all this is too heavy to carry. I need investors that will come and invest in this business.
She however called on the Delta Statw governor, Governor, Okowa for support.
“I am using this opportunity to call on Governor Okowa for sponsorship and support by investing in this project. There is so much to do in Delta State in the entertainment industry that will make Asaba a tourist place. But no support, no investors. Everybody is looking at oil. We have few celebrities from Delta State and that is not fair. We need more than we have now.”
According to her, the studio is located in a serene environment devoid of noise and other distractions. It is fully equipped and has a calm ambience suitable for film production. What I have will help filmmakers in terms of aesthetics and good decor. Secondly It saves time. And time to me is money. A movie that was budgeted for two weeks can be shot in 10 days or less because a lot of time has been saved. The time you use in moving from a police station set to a hospital set will be well spent on same place. And also, for example you want to shoot in a private home that has kids, when the kids are on holidays, you will surely be distracted hence Effixzzy Villa is the ideal place to shoot.”