I remember the press conference like it was yesterday.
It was at Terra Kulture and the producers had an announcement.
They were going to make a film about Ebola & Dr. Adadevoh and Bimbo Akintola was going to play the late doctor who prevented the late Patrick Sawyer from leaving the hospital after it was discovered he had the virus.
Hollywood actors Danny Glover and Tim Reid were also going to star in the film.
Plus Bolanle Austen-Peters was producing. I have immense respect for all she does and with her name on this project, I was optimistic it was going to be on point.
Shortly after, this came out
The producers responded to this, adding that they got the necessary permission to make the film and that the film is not the biopic of Dr. Adadevoh.
After that, the trailer came out.
I am sorry but the trailer did nothing for me. I expected emotion and a longing to want to see the finish product but I got nothing. Still, I knew I wanted to watch it because the film was for a great cause and the world needed to see it.
A film with this budget and of this magnitude has to come with hype. From when it screened at the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC to when it screened at the Toronto International Film Festival as the part of the City to City lineup. Producers even circulated a press release that the premi ...