Filmmaker, Blessing Egbe has hinted that almost N50 million has been spent on making her new film, ‘The Ten Virgins.’
She said the new film, featuring BBNaija star, Thin Tall Tony, is cost effective and has gulped almost N50 million.
The producer and director noted that deep attention was paid to technical details and elements in the film to achieve greatnes.
“This project has gulped nearly 50 million Naira. It is both a feature and a limited series and is indeed an ambitious stride,” she said. “We paid attention to technical details and all the elements that make a movie great, and I believe the audience will feel its pulse.”
The woman behind Nollywood blockbusters, ‘Lekki Wives’ and ‘Two Brides and a baby’ said the move to make an ambitious movie was intentional, as Nollywood is in dire need of content.
In her words, “Going into this, my intention was to tell a story so relatable, interesting and entertaining, and I believe we have achieved that aim. It is a movie driven on the strength of the story, its style and the execution of it.
“Nollywood is in dire need of content with substance and that substance starts from the depth of the stories we tell. For ‘The Ten Virgins, we told a familiar story in a dated’ stage like and musical format, it is simple yet so captivating. I am excited and can’t wait to share it with the audience.”
‘The Ten Virgins’ is a musical drama about 10 maidens who amidst many temptations must remain faithful in their commitment to the greatest prince in the land. The movie is scheduled for cinema release on August 2.
The feature film parades Honey Adum, Damilare Kuku, Blessed Effiong, Bukky Okorodus, Leelee Byoma, Jade Dunni, Osareme Inegbenebor, Chidera Makata, Oge Aniegboka, Ola Taiwo, Degri Emmanuel, Chinonso Young, Tunbosun Aiyedehin, and late Priye George.