I won’t allow it – Joke Silva speaks on shooting movies in her home
Joke Silva, a veteran Nollywood actress, has stated that she will never allow her home to be used as a filming location.
Joke stated that, while it is popular in the industry for apartments to be used as a movie set and location, she would never allow her home to be used in this manner.
The actress made this statement during a recent youth development forum dubbed “The Roundtable Lekki.”
While urging the film industry to follow in the footsteps of their American counterpart, Tyler Perry, who has built sound stages and studios, Joke Silva stated that she is well aware of what it takes for movie scenes to be shot, explaining that if two people are to shoot a scene, more than twenty people must be present.
She said: “We shoot in apartments these days. But I won’t allow movies to be shot in my home. it won’t happen.
“I know the number of people that are brought into a shoot. There may be two people in a scene, but over twenty people will probably be there to shoot it. That means 20 people will put their hands on my wall, and do other things.
“We need to build our studios and sound stages, just like American filmmaker, Tyler Perry who built one of the biggest sound stages in the world. Because sound stages give you control and allow you to make movies at your desired pace.”