To say I was shocked would be the understatement of the century. Understand; I don’t philander. I am no saint but there are some lines… Read more “Swift Scribbles: Trouble!”
Not once No one Not without No soul But it’s all heart Through the heat We pitch So nine… Read more “All”
Her voice cut through the background sounds of the rain hitting the iron-clad roof of the Tantalizers on Allen Avenue. “I didn’t…thank you for coming.” … Read more “Drops”
To be. Or to be… Free. Only free? True to spirits never seen In love with a heartbeat barely felt Eager for… Read more “She.”
I don’t think the problem was that I was tripping. I don’t think so. It wasn’t. Maybe I had become too concerned with form –… Read more “Swift Scribbles: E Don Happen For Real”
Don’t ever second-guess yourself. You disrespect God that way.
Last year in December, I released a short story compilation titled ‘For Days and A Night‘, an e-book that received unexpected accolades from several unexpected quarters. I didn’t expect the kind of reception it got – and I was content.
And then a friend of mine said; “you know what? We should shoot a movie off this book o.”
I thought he was crazy. But he sparked something in my head and we chose the very first story in the book. We worked on the script, argued, fought – and the next thing you know; I’m on a ‘set’ watching a story I wrote come alive.
Now don’t get excited o. It’s not some ‘Steven-Spielberg-Universal-Studios-big-budget’ something – it’s not ‘Nollywood’ sef. Imagine a movie set lit by smartphone torch-lights.
Bottom line though:anything is possible. The only limits we have are the ones we create ourselves. A woman told me; “don’t say the sky is the limit. There are footprints on the moon.”
We weren’t professionals, we didn’t have money – but we had passion. And we rallied round an idea. And whether ‘fantastic’ or ‘lame’ we took what we had and did something. That counts for a little, no?
I apologize for the sound and picture quality. We will do better next time.
Without further ado; I present you a short film off the e-book For Days and A Night: Idle Chatter.
I really am grateful for my friends, the cast, the crew, my team – God really blessed me with some of the greatest guys anywhere in the solar system.
And to you, dear faithful reader. You’re the reason. Thank you.
Big things start small. Go start something. Stop reading now now and GO!
What Is Greatness? She stoops to conquer; All pure; no slickness How she does it is cause for wonder Ignore a stranger looking in It is a… Read more “Lines For Lara”