BY ‘SEGUN ODEJIMI
The trailer of the highly-anticipated and controversial movie about the Ebola struggle in Nigeria, 93 Days has been released.
Directed by Steve Gukas and produced by Bolanle Austen-Peters, Pemon Rami, Dotun Olakunri and Steve Gukas, 93 Days is based on the true story of men and women who risked their lives and made sacrifices to save us all from the consequences of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria.
It is also a tribute to the efforts of Late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, the First Consultants Medical Centre doctor who sacrificed herself to ensure that the deadly virus did not become a mass killer in Nigeria.
After watching this trailer, here is what we learned:
- This film is worth looking out for. It is not every day that one sees a trailer and immediately cannot wait for that film to be released. 93 Days looks like a film which a lot of planning went into. And by planning, we do not mean buying cameras and drones. We mean adequate pre-production. The producers may have been guilty of not initially getting the necessary go-aheads from the families of/those depicted in the film, but they more than likely knew what they were doing as regards the film itself.
- The cast assembled was not for nothing. The likes of Bimbo Akintola, Tina Mba, Bimbo Manuel, Charles Okafor, Kayode Olaiya and Seun Ajayi are no pushovers when it comes to acting quality and, from what we can see in this trailer, it isn’t only their names that they bring into 93 Days. We should have some very good acting on show when the film is eventually released.
- Money. Money. Money. This film has gulped money. It is evident. Thank God they had support from the government of Lagos state. Abi the support no carry money ni?
- We are in for a better second half of 2016. After a relatively lackluster first half of the year as regards seeing QUALITY films, with the coming release of 93 Days, Izu Ojukwu‘s ’76 and the newly-debuted Gidi Blues, there are now films to look forward to.
Watch the film’s trailer below: