A film producer, Mr Femi Davies, has advised filmmakers to embrace social media as an affordable means showcasing their creativity to the world.
Davies told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday that the social media had begun to play a major role in arousing people’s interests in various movies.
NAN reports that Davies recently produced a movie titled, “Love and Marriage”, premiered in Ibadan, Oyo State.
NAN also reports that “Love and Marriage” centres around a Lagos bachelor who was haunted by his raunchy past after he had found love.
Davies said that the social media usually provided the platform to create the necessary awareness for movies before they were premiered.
“As a result of this, several fans will turn out to buy tickets to watch such movies,” he said.
The producer said that movie-making is a serious business that needed a lot of creativity for a meaningful result to be achieved.
“A creative mind knows no peace; by this I mean there is always a need to show the world what you have inside of you.
“The environment, however, works against you in terms of funding and competition. Therefore; one must start small and be tenacious and humble.
“You become persistent and someday, you will make a name for yourself,” he said.
Davies, however, decried the lack of sponsorship from corporate bodies stating that most times, funds had to be generated privately from friends and family.
“Funding is a huge challenge in film production and most times, up-and-coming producers source for funds within.
“For example, at the initial stage of “Love and Marriage”, we sourced funds from corporate bodies, but we were turned down.
“We, however, took the risk and invested all we had in terms of capital and human resources and it paid off,” Davies said.