Sometimes it all just comes together and that is the case with Stanley Ekwelike’s new movie AUTUMN LEAVES. Like the writer once said, “good movies are easy to make” and this one was.
Produced by Chidi Dominic:
AUTUMN LEAVES which appears to be the next Nollywood hit coming to the cinemas soon, is a result of a combination of factors: A deep sensitive and disturbing script by Reginald Ebere, Passionate performances by Stanley Ekwelike, Eucharia Anunobi, Adesua Etomi, Belinda Effah, Okey Uzoeshi ,Zubby Michael, Amarachi Igidimbah, Henry Uchegbu, Ejine okoroafor and Big Brother stars Melvin Oduah,Beverly Osu combined with the expertise and excellent directing of award winning ikechukwu Onyeka.
The movie which is a soul searching journey into the sometimes dark, sometimes forbidden area of same sex relationships manages to thread “this” terrain without being offensive and actually is pleasing to the eyes, the ears, the sensitivities and sensibilities of those who consider lesbianism and homosexuality offensive.
The script written by Reginald Ebere is a masterclass in story telling, weaving a tale of two superstar gay musicians Simon (Stanley Ekwelike) and Cindy(Adesua Etomi) whose parts cross when their managers decided to bring them together in an arranged relationship in order to shore up their public personae and build up their fan base. The arrangement which appeared to be heading towards disaster when the two move in together gradually unfolds into a reluctant friendship until suddenly they both realize that they were not really gay after all but have been made to believe they were by their environment and their upbringing.
Supported by a crew led by award winning producer and costumiere CHIEMELA nwagboso , talented Make up artist OGE Eze. And a special appearance by an international make up artist Dave Sucre Autumn Leaves looks to be a winner and the break out movie of this season.