Just weeks after the release of A Simple Lie, famed Nollywood director, Biodun Stephen produced another feature film, Strangers. The film, which debuted in cinemas, is inspired by the true events of a doctor and follows the life of a boy from an isolated village, untamed by civilization, but struck by calamitous events that changed the course of his life.
The blockbuster stars Bimbo Oshin, Lateef Adedimeji, Jide Kosoko, Bolaji Ogunmola, Femi Adebayo, Peter Fatomilola, Debbie Felix, Chris Iheuwa, Bimbo Akintola, Mide Glover, Nonso Odogwu and others. the International Independent Film Awards.
Speaking about the film, the film’s executive producer Banji Adesanmi said he was inspired by the resilience of the characters involved in real events.
“I have many such stories; I hosted a TV show called Inspire for five years and what we did was record the true stories of people and how they survived. There are many of these stories that are untold and I decided to tell the stories from Nigeria but the quality of production, editing and direction will be international, and this is the first of the series .
He added: “Fans should expect no less; in this film, we see someone who is depressed and who bounces back; someone is hopeless but was helped by strangers and, problem between religion and health problem, some things need medical attention but are hailed as witches.
Speaking about the challenges faced during the production of the film, he said, “The main challenge was that to get the quality and standard that we wanted was very expensive, we rewrote the story six times. It’s a six hour drive from the village where we shot the film to Lagos, and an hour drive to Oyo town from the village and we did this every day for nine days. produce a quality film, and we were able to achieve that.
One of the actors, Adedimeji, said: “This movie will sell, people will tell the story to others and that’s what Nigerian society needs right now, it’s a story for the times because a lot of young people get it wrong, but it will bring them back.