The brain behind Delivery Boy, a movie screened at the just concluded 8th Lights Camera Film Festival held at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos, Nodash, has revealed the reason he shot the film.
According to him, he shot the flick in order to create awareness about terrorism in Nigeria. “A few years ago, Nigerians woke up to the reality that there was a terrorist group in the country and some of their suicide bombers were Nigerians.
Most people found this strange because Nigerians are regarded as some of the most self-preservative people on the planet. So, why suicide?” Nodash asked rhetorically.
He explained further: “I was told not to make this movie. Three of the actors I cast and the production designer I hired turned down the project after reading the script. They all agreed it was a good script but they felt uncomfortable talking about the issues the film x-rays.
On the financial side, people felt it was crazy making a self-funded movie that would likely not be allowed to screen in Nigerian cinemas.”
Delivery Boy is the story of a runaway teenage suicide bomber and his newfound ally, a young prostitute who must rely on each other to survive the night while searching for answers to the terrible secrets that made them who they are.
They are both running out of time and they soon realise they need each other to achieve their goals. Their journey takes them through the underbelly of the city exposing the hidden backside of the African society and its dangerous culture of silence in the presence of evil.