Ace Nigerian Film Producer, Blessing Egbe opened up on the cost for making her new film, ‘The Ten Virgins,’ putting it at over N40 million.
In a brief chat, The ‘Lekki Housewives’ director said the new film is no doubt a high budget film.
“Yes indeed. It is a high budget film. Over 40 million Naira has gone into the film. The cast is huge. We constructed a lot of the locations used. The costumes took a big chunk of our budget because we tried to do our best to be realistic.
This is not to speak about the VFX/Special effects, music, and art direction that also gulped a great percentage. Likewise, the post-production process. We achieved what we set out to despite all the negatives that come with working under this clime,” she opened up.
Acknowledging that the new film is different from everything she has done – including ‘Lekki Housewives’ and ‘Two brides and a baby’ – Egbe says stretched her as a director and took her role to a whole new height.
“I would say ‘The Ten Virgins’ took my role as a director to a new level. The process even made me a better director and producer. I stretched my creative self to the max in the hope to achieve a worthy offering. I selected and worked with some of the best hands in the industry and it sure paid off. I worked tirelessly for many months for this film to happen. ‘The Ten Virgins’ is far different from anything I have done. The magnitude and scale of production are huge, the technical input and output for this are far better than the others,” she said.
Speaking on the aims of the new film, Egbe said the objective is to simply speak to some of the lost values and hopefully get viewers to reconsider their ways.