She is one of the very best in the movie industry. She is good at what she does.She is multi-talented. She is versatile. The big news is that Jumoke Odetola is set to premiere her new movie, My Mirror on June 20, 2021. It promises to be a big event. A few days ago, she spoke to Citypeople Publisher SEYEKEHINDE about her plans.
Let’s talk about your forthcoming movie premiere. What are your expectations?
My expectations are high for the premiere of the movie.
I want the guests to have fun and be well entertained in a cool atmosphere and ambience, but most importantly I want the theme and message of the movie to linger on and leave a indelible mark in the hearts of everyone.
Tell us about your new movie, My Mirror.. What is the story line? Who are the Cast?
The storyline is a very relatable one, but one that is rarely addressed.
ABUSE and THE MARK IT LEAVES on the victims.
1) Abuse from parents to children
2) Abuse that men face.
Yes, men go through abuse, especially through using their genders to silence their emotions with narratives like “You are a man” “Be a man” “Why are you being petty?” “Why acting like a woman?”
Men have feelings which shouldn’t be subdued.
When their feelings are not being expressed, it could gradually lead to depression or a little issue could trigger an unexpected outburst.
3) Spousal abuse
4) The effect and dangers of the victims of abuse not undergoing therapy to heal
What went into the making of the movie?Took how many months or years to produce?
A lot. From conceptualizing the idea, to scripting, to getting the right cast that would bring each character to life, to the post production and then here we are, still on it.
CAST – Jumoke Odetola, Odunlade Adekola, Seun Akindele, Ayo Olaiya, Allwell Ademola, Afeez Owo, Debo Alexander and many more wonderful role interpreters.
How do you see the achievements of Jumoke Odetola in the movie industry?
I am not close to where I want to be, but I am happy at my journey and pace.
I have not reached out to as many people as I want to through my craft.
I write, I act, I produce.
Storytelling and acting for me is a ministry, it is like a calling.
I want to use my craft to impact lives and tell stories, make people going through certain challenges know they are not alone.
My major fulfillment Ccomes from feedback from my audience who relate and have a better life through the movies I make.
We are going global, not there yet, but in the line. I want to reach out to the world through movies, but I know it’s one step at a time, so no pressure.
If I want to get to Abeokuta from Lagos, I wouldn’t suddenly find myself in Abeokuta.
First is the preparation, stepping out of my house, then moving.
Each move and step is in line with that vision.
So I feel fulfilled with my present journey
You have been acting now for how long and what has kept you going?
I started acting since 2013, and the passion, vision and goal has kept me going
How many movies have you produced and their titles
Somewhere in the dark