Ariole’s Benevolence thrills Orlando
Doris Ariole’s latest movie, Benevolence, took centre stage in Orlando, Florida, USA, last week, as the filmmaker unveiled the Christian movie to Hollywood fans. Benevolence earned a place in Hollywood after it was selected for Most Inspirational Feature Film at the International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, April 2016.
The movie, which got impressive admiration at its screening to the American press last week, will be screened for two consecutive weekends starting August 12 in Orlando, where the producer met the sponsors for the Orlando premiere and screening back in April.
Speaking to the press after the screening, Doris Ariole said Benevolence is about a young woman called Ruth, her tenacity to hold on to her faith in God despite hard times, to keep her hope alive for a better tomorrow and insist on the kind love that she deserves.
Partly inspired by Ruth and Boaz’ story in the bible, but spiced up in a thought-provoking and incredible storytelling manner, the movie features top Nollywood such as Kalu Ikeagwu, Ijeoma Peters, Emeka Smith (the comedian), Tim Godfrey (award winning gospel artist), Veteran actor Patrick Doyle, Chioma Nwosu and model singer Fragrance Kayoh.
On why she ventured into Christian movie, Doris said, “I make Christian movies because God called me to do so. Christian movies weren’t my initial plan; I just wanted to make ‘morally correct movies’. But over time in my relationship with God I realised how He wanted me to use the creative talent He blessed me with.