"I think we need to raise the bar high when it comes to Nigerian cinema films " - Udoka Onyeka.
In an exclusive interview, the filmmaker who directed the award winning film "Living Funeral," spoke on the cinema culture in Nigeria.
"When I first came back, which was about 2009-2010, I think the cinema culture was just taking off. Figurine had just come out, "Ije" had just come out, and you could see that there was a big jump in production value and production quality in Nigerian film, especially for the cinemas. That carried on for a few years. But lately, I haven't been overly impressed with the films that have been in the cinema. "
The actor also spoke on why Nigerian films fail to stay long in the cinema.
Onyeka Udoka is a Nigerian filmmaker who directed the movie "Living Funeral," which had 8 nominations at the 2014 AMVCA, including Best Director, Best Movie Drama, Best Movie 2014, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress amongst others.
It also screened at the Cannes Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival in LA, among others.
Watch full interview below.