Tuesday, October 17, 2006

How long now?

Following a fabulous run last sunday, I am very proud to say that the south won!!!!I keep telling Mel that if he wants to go far in life he needs to stick with me.Evidently (as he said) may the best team win.Well,what can I say?It was so much fun and I'm looking forward to doing it next year.We had our first rehearsal last weekend, it was really good and basically I have a LOT of work to do.I've been instructed to watch lots of Nollywood films and work on my Nigerian accent.I had all my injections the other day and I tell you I'm ready. I'm really desperate to go now.Joeseph (our lead actor) and I walked the streets of London last weekend till 2 in the morning, handing out flyers everywhere, Nigerian restaurants, bars, clubs, stuck them on cars,just everywhere.I had a bit of a panic attack, afraid no one would come to Agbero Nights on friday,I'm ok now, but I'm sure to start stressing soon.Everytime DJ Gabe (who I must say has been a God send..............THANK YOU!!!!!!) calls me, I anticipate bad news.However, there has been none so far.Thank the Lord.

I went to Artisan( a prayer meeting for Christians working in the Media) last night and I tell you I was so blessed, I asked for prayer for our film, and it was so lovely.

I'm feeling abit impatient and really want to be on the plane now.Like yesterday!

We went on Ben TV on sunday, and did our thing. Thank you Black Knights for allowing us to go on on your show!

I hope to see all of you guys, friday night, Manjaro Bar,148 Holloway Rd,London!!!!!

until friday..........

Saturday, October 14, 2006

A blessing at every turn

What a week we've had! I was thinking to myself the other day that right now, there are not enough hours in a day, not enough days in a week for us to be ready for the beginning of production in mid-november. I know people will say it's the pressure getting to me, or the fact that I'm so excited about the project, or anxiety or etc etc. But I got to thinking about my week- between trying to move house, editing numerous corporate projects and trying to produce a film, I've had an average of about 3 hours sleep a day! And when I'm supposed to be asleep, I'm thinking about all the things I have to do so I don't forget and mess it all up!!! I know I'm going to need a holiday when all this is over. Hellooo Espana...

Back to the updates. We had our first rehearsals today which was kinda cool as it was actually the first time I'd looked at the script in any sort of depth (Sorry Dipster but things were pretty hectic!). We also spent a chunck of the week distributing flyers to the whole of London for the club event at Manjaro Bar, Holloway Road on the 20th of October. If you're in the area please come down and support us. It promises to be a great evening of short films, peotry readings, acapella singing and great music...

On a more serious note, we still need to find another male lead character and are desperate for a sound engineer!! Please, if anyone is interested, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

A big thank you to everyone who has 'bumped' into the web/blog site and has been touched by what we are trying to achieve. It's a real blessing to us to know that there is a forum and a need for this type of project. I just hope and pray that the finished film will be just as inspiring if not more so...

Peace, love and Blessings all...

Sunday, October 08, 2006

North vs South, Mel vs Janette?

Hey All,
Sorry we haven't been in touch with updates but as you can imagine things have been getting more hectic as the shoot date looms ever closer! We have exactly one month before I fly to Lagos to begin the 2 week prep before shooting. But before that we have the small matter of some major fundraising to reach our budget. Today Janette and I will be converging with thousands other runners for the annual Nike 10km race in a North vs South challenge. I run for the north whilst Janette is for the south. May the best team (ahem North) win!

We're pleased to announce that we've lined up a couple of key interviews to help promote the AREA BOYS PROJECT:
On monday 9th October we are on the radio show VOICE OF AFRICA (Sky digital 0192)from 11am-2pm and next sunday evening (15th) we will be on BEN TV.

Please do tune in to support us and be part of our vision!

Thank you all for your, thoughts, prayers and support.

Till next time.