Opa William’s Three Wise Men gets BOI’s funding
A star-studded film, The Three Wise Men, is the latest in the series of films funded by the Bank of Industry (BOI) under its initial N1.0billion loan scheme tagged NollyFund.
Produced by popular comedy entrepreneur, Opa Williams, the film is coming after Kunle Afolayan’s The CEO, Okey Ogunjiofor’s Queen Amina and Emem Isong’s Anyama, all of which got funding from the bank.
Currently being shot in Parafa, Ikorodu, an outskirt of Lagos, the film parades veteran actors such as Richard Mofe Damijo, Zack Orji, Victor Olaotan, Tina Mba and Ebele Okaro.
Directed by Patience Oghre Imobhio, The Three Wise Men, according to Williams, is a Dramatic comedy that humorously presents the follies of three aged men. He said: “The comedy satirizes the actions and intents of three elderly men in their mid/late 60’s who struggle to re-live their lost youth.
After many years of service in different government parastatals the three aged men are retired and they all settled in a suburb to enjoy their retirement benefits. How they decide to spend this retirement money remains highly humorous and dramatic.
Visiting the film location recently, officials of BOI, led by Mrs. Uche Nwuka C. Nwuka, Group Head, Creative Industry observed as the cast and crew shot two scenes, involving RMD, Zack Orji, Victor Olaotan and Gennfie Kanu, a relatively new actress, while Tina Mba and Ebele Okaro among others were seen rehearsing their lines.
Other officers of the bank who visited the film location include Okechukwu Madu, Assistant Manager (CI); Stanley Onugu, Assistant Manager (LE Credits); Tejumade Talabi, BO(CI) and Toyin Oyekanmi, BO(CCD).
Williams informed the BOI team that 30 members of crew are involved in the production of the film, adding that the project has also employed about 100 individuals, including new set of actors that are being groomed for various roles.