Filmmaker Prefers Acting And Producing To Directing

The veteran filmmaker also spoke on her favourite place to be as a performer – stage or film.

Joke Silva

Veteran Nollywood award winning filmmaker, Joke Silva, was recently a guest at Pulse Nigeria.

The filmmaker who is popular for screen and stage works like “Violated,” “Hear Word,” “Widows Cot,” “Letters to a Stranger” among others, spoke on preferring acting and producing to directing.

She also spoke on her favourite place to be as an performer.

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On preferring acting, directing or producing;

“Acting, producing. I love performing. Whether it’s for the theatre, whether it’s for film, whether it’s being a voice performer, I just love it, and producing. I love producing content as well.

On her favourite place to be – stage or film;

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I get asked that question all the time, and I really can’t say, because it really depends on the material. If the material is a fantastic stage production, then for that time I totally love stage.

If it’s a fantastic material for the camera, then I totally am in love with the camera. For me, the techniques for both are so different. That’s the challenge. You’re coming from a theatre production and then the next job you get is for film, and then you just have to now rewire your brain to key into the techniques for the camera.


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