Mo Abudu makes his directorial debut in two new films
Renowned Nigerian film producer and CEO of Ebony Life Group, Mo Abudu has embarked on a new phase in her career by making her directorial debut.
The filmmaker said in a statement that she will direct two short films this month and oversee the entire process of making the film for the very first time.
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Mo Abudu described her directorial debut as the realization of one of her fondest dreams, noting that since her feature debut, Fifty, in 2015, she has guided the storytelling process as executive producer and visionary, but has always sought experience. directors to steer each project.
Prior to her directorial debut, the filmmaker had, in 2017, applied to the London Film School and taken the directing course, with the aim of improving her filmmaking skills.
Speaking on the new feat, Mo Abudu said, “I believe in learning and understanding any major mission I undertake. Directing is an art form that takes years to master, so I start with small steps.
“I have written two short films which I will direct – Her Perfect Life and Iyawo Mi (My Wife), a predominantly Yoruba language film.
“Although these stories are fictional, they shine a light on the mental health issues, which are barely talked about in Nigerian society, that many people face around the world. Mental health issues can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, income or social class, and they are on the rise.
She added that for new film projects, she would work with actors such as Adedimeji Lateef, Bolaji Ogunmola, Segun Arinze, Pearl Thusi, Joseph Benjamin, Omowunmi Dada, Uzo Osimpka, Christian Paul, Mary Lazarus, Jude Chukwuka, among others. .
“The films are supported by the British High Commission and the French Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria. Sponsors of these projects include the UBA Foundation, Wale Tinubu, Artsplit Limited and Sporting Lagos. The statement added.