Mr Menayin Dele, a movie producer says public reading of movies scripts to organised stakeholders will enhance contents and delivery of movies.
Dele spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the public reading of the script of the movie “Mudsling At Every Execuse’’ in Abuja on Thursday.
“We decided to organise the public reading of the scripts for the movie because we believe it will give us the feelings of the public and how better to channel our direction during production.
“This will ultimately bring about additional inputs to have contents that people can love and relate with.’’
On the content of the movie, the producer said that it brought to the fore society ills such as infertility of couples as women were usually blamed for the inability to have children.
`The blame on women for infertility had put many women on pressure and destroyed so many marriages.
“There are men that are sexually active but may not be able to impregnate their wives due to some medical issues that the men are not even aware of.
“This movie will educate men facing such challenges and encourage them to go for fertility test and counseling in order to solve their problems instead of blaming it on the woman,’’ Dele said.
Also speaking, Mr Martins Olajide, the Chief Innovator of “Innovius Group’’ a stakeholder in the movie production, said that there was need to re-tell certain stories in the Africa of today.
“ We find many women in abusive relationships and marriages and everything is not due to them at the end of the day.
“So we need to ask some questions to get to the root of the matter and ensure that women do not suffer unjustifiably. I believe this upcoming movie will go far,’’ Olajide said.
He stressed that the public reading of the scripts was to get some mileages, get people’s interest; get insightful comments and suggestion on how to redirect some of the acts.
Ms Adaora Onyechere, a television personality and motivational speaker described reading of the movie script as a “fantastic’’ way of improving contents.
Onyechere said that the movie brought out happenings in a typical family setting, which exposed the challenges couples face, especially when it had to do with infertility.
“ I think it is also coming out at a good time in Nigeria because we seem to also forget that there are lots of psychological problems that emerge from infertility issues in families.
“I believe that a lot of mental illnesses in the public space are not as a result of people who have lost their minds but as a result of traumatic effect of issues like these,’’ Oyechere said.
The public reading of the scripts was organised by Perfect Life Nig. Ltd. and other stakeholders in the film industry in the Federal Capital Territory.