Rising Nollywood producer,Emmanuel Williams who walked out of his Public Relations job to pursue a career in film making definitely will be sure he did not take the wrong decision. With his debut movie, Stolen Lives’ due to be released into the market in September, Emmanuel is on a mission to write his name in gold.
The movie, which he said took him three years to produce, stars Nollywood finest, including Alex Ekubo, IK Ogbonna, Ruth Kadiri, Omi Ugbeye, Beverly Naya, Jide Kosoko, Bulky Wright, Kunle Coker, Biola Williams among others.
Stolen Lives, according to him, is the story of four girls from different backgrounds with different stories to tell. The story revolves around Amarachi, Janette, Jumoke and Anita. Amarachi who is the lead character in the movie was raped at a tender age, while her cousin Janette ended up being HIV Positive. Jumoke fell in love with a cultist and Anita found solace in the arms of older men.
According to Williams, the movie which script was written by award winning writer of Kunle Afolayan’s “ October 1” and Rita Dominic’s “The Meeting” , Tunde Babalola frowns at the social vices affecting the Nigerian youths.
It also explores such themes as rape, cultism and drug abuse among the youths. Though Williams is about three years working behind the cameras, he has already become one of the fast rising film makers in the industry.
Narrating his story to HVP recently , Williams said, “My film making career started while he was working with Buferzone communications, a PR and Media Relations outfit. The company is actually into media relations and productions. I was more involved in the production aspect of the company.
We did production for government agencies including National Health Insurance. We did talk shows for them, drama series among others. I was involved in the production of these TV series and that’s where my interest in film making started growing.
After three years working with the organization, I decided to walk out of my job to pursue a career in film making. That’s when I set up my own outfit called Cross Entertainment.
“It is a movie for the youth that talks about the social vices that affects Nigerian them. We talked about cases of rape, drug abuse, sex abuse, and cultism. The film also is aimed at promoting core family values.