BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Calabar Nollywood, Callywood is set to begin operations with a number of upcoming movies. As a result of this, auditions were held to gather a team of actors, cinematographers, scriptwriters, sound technicians among others.
Callywood Studios will train eligible contestants in all areas of high production value filmmaking in Cross River State. A team of about twenty writers will be formed and the Studios’ head screenwriter, Harry Kale will be be the leader of the team.
Callywood Director, Egor Efiok put out a casting call some weeks ago and several hopefuls heeded the call. There were some pretty amazing performances that were judged by Nollywood veterans Charles Novia and Blessing Effiom Egbe who flew into Calabar to join the judging panel of Egor Efiok and Callywood Studios Director, Frank Macaulay, as guest judges along with Hollywood Meets Callywood film, Turning Point’s Award Winning lead actor, Igoni Archibong.
Callywood’s first film (Hollywood Meets Callywood film), will be shot in October and will feature outstanding contestants from the just held and soon-to-be-held auditions.
Watch one of the audition videos below: