Mr. Patrick Chukwuedo a.k.a Lala is one of the gifted film makers in Nollywood. In an exclusive chat with Gatmash Blog, the Delta State born Okpanam man from Oshimili North talks about his passion for the creative industry, challenges and more.
Patrick officially joined the industry in 1999 has worked with top notch producers: “I have worked as a production manager with Tajudeen Adepetu which I managed his first movie called. Worked with Moses Inwang, the director from his first movie he produced and directed and also Between two worlds, Damage produced by Uche Jumbo but directed by Moses Inwang. Worked with Iroko TV and managed movies called Ward 305 and Hitch. Did UNICEF children enlightenment program which I managed it under Coco Comic and Animation Company. Managed a movie,The duplex by Emma Isikaku. I also managed a movie called Freedom on chains which was directed by Bond Emeruwa and Fred Amata. Worked for Blessing Effiong Egbe in her movie, After the vow which was directed by Aquilla Njama. Lekki wives 2 & 3 produced and directed by Blessing Egbe was managed by me amongst others” he said.
As a film maker, Lala said his major challenge is finance “because with finance every other thing would get in place. From the story, to the set and also the final editing work”.
The former Chief Task Force of Actors Guild of Nigeria (A.G.N), Lagos State Chapter, brought serenity, decorum to play because he believed “when this is derived the perspective of people from afar would be in a positive and organized manner, by so creating a bond between film makers, the financial and social world”.
Mr. Chukwuedo attended St. Gregory’s College Ikoyi and got his BA at Lagos state university (LASU) in Theatre Arts aside movie, work with AIICO INSURANCE. He does stage directing and printing of all kinds.
Asked how he normally handles his female fans as a handsome dude, with a smile he open up thus: “Most times I am a low key man so people don’t get to know me that much which helps me to flee from them”.
With so much knowledge about Nollywood, his advice to the up and coming actors is: “For the up comers I would say they should have good passion, good training and vision but shouldn’t be in a hurry to achieve this because we all have our set date for success”.
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