Emem Isong Filmmaker talks influence of commercial value on output and art

"I try my best to make my productions have good value. But then I don’t lose site of the commercial aspect, because of course, we need money to continue," Emem Isong.

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Does commercial value affect output and art in Nollywood?

In this exclusive interview with Pulse Nigeria, Nollywood fillmaker Emem Isong, who recently produced two movies on rape, spoke on how commercial value affects  her art and output.

"I try my best to pay attention to details. I try my best to make my productions have good value.

But then I don’t lose site of the commercial aspect, because of course, we need money to continue," Emem said.

I do once in a while make arty films, but that’s once in a while. I try to combine the two," she added.

READ : THIS IS WHAT NOLLYWOOD HAS TAUGHT EMEM ISONG IN 15 YEARS

Ime Bishop Umoh, Okey Bakkasi on set of Emem Isong's 'Love is in the Hair.' play

Ime Bishop Umoh, Okey Bakkasi on set of Emem Isong's 'Love is in the Hair.'

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Emem who recently produced two movies on rape - 'Code of Silence' and 'One Fine Day', and is currently working on a comedy movie 'Love is in the Hair, spoke on changing from rape story to comedy.

“For me, I just make movies that I’m led to do at the time. There’s really no reason. I’m not very very good with comedies, that’s my sister, Uduak's  forte," she said.

"But, I fell in love with the story. The story found me, and I said there’s nothing that’s gonna stop me from making this movie.

"I found it hilarious, and I feel it has a lot of commercial value. Of course, I’m here to make money, so I decided to make the movie."

READ : EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EMEM ISONG'S 'NOLLYWOOD MEETS  BOLLYWOOD ' COMEDY FILM.

 

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