Still Standing, A Chronicle Of Love And Tragedy
Still Standing is an emotional drama, a chronicle of love and pain that narrates the story of a woman’s plight in an attempt to raise her teenage children and caring for her husband, while trying to sustain the family core values, livelihood and her sanity.
The movie, which is currently showing in the cinemas nationwide, features award-winning Ghollywood actress, Jackie Appiah, and Canada-based Nigerian, Bobby Obodo. According to the executive producer, Mr. Ogbeide Ikhile, the movie, which is inspired by a true-life story, is aimed at honouring the effort and hard work of women. “In the true sense of it, women are very strong, they have always been very important to the family.
Although Still Standing was shot in California, it is a story of Africans who migrated to the United States, which makes them Africans in Diaspora. “We are telling a story that affects everybody in other parts of the world, which revolves around the family; the bedrock of any nation centers on the family. We are even getting requests to translate to other languages because it is a universal movie,” he said.
According to Bobby, “the movie dwells on the story, it didn’t focus on a particular actor and it doesn’t really require you to do much acting, but of course, I really had to go out of my element to pull that movie through.
“For me, it was a different setting in terms of organisation, as regards filming for a Nollywood production. The producer made it easy for us by first ensuring we get acquainted with the location of the shoot, because we are the once to be seen in the camera. We were quite comfortable even to the point we knew and relate with the extras in the movie unlike most Nollywood productions where you don’t get to see or know the extra till you hear ‘action’,” he said.
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