I won’t allow it – Joke Silva speaks on shooting movies in her home

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By Racheal Ayodele

Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has stated that she can never allow her house to be used for a movie location.

Joke noted that even though it’s a trendy thing in the industry for apartments to be used as a movie set and location, she would never allow her home to be used.

The actress made this submission in a statement during a recent youth development forum tagged, ‘The Roundtable Lekki’.

While urging the movie industry to emulate their American counterpart, Tyler Perry who has built sound stages and studios, Joke Silva said that she is very much aware of what it takes for scenes of a movie to be shot, explaining that if two people are to shoot a scene, over twenty people have to be present.

She said: “We shoot in apartments these days. But I won’t allow movies to be shot in my home. it won’t happen.

“I know the number of people that are brought into a shoot. There may be two people in a scene, but over twenty people will probably be there to shoot it. That means 20 people will put their hands on my wall, and do other things.

“We need to build our studios and sound stages, just like American filmmaker, Tyler Perry who built one of the biggest sound stages in the world. Because sound stages give you control and allow you to make movies at your desired pace.”

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