Actress and producer, Sylvia Edem (Pleasure Boosters, Escort Service, Weeping Kingdom), will premiere her romantic drama – Sand Castle, on the 9th of July, 2017.
Sand Castle held it’s press conference on the 30th of May at the Best Western, Ahmadu Bello Way, Lagos. The film will debut across cinemas on the 14th of July, and in every state the film screens, there will be free tickets for physically challenged people. The film seeks to encourage all physically challenged people everywhere because according to Mary Uranta (Secret Shadows, Under my Pillow), “You being physically challenged is not a barrier to anything. You can be the best.”
The film is a 50th Film Academy collaboration with E.S Production. It’s the fifth production by the duo, with two more in the pipes. The first movie from the academy was Husband Shopping – a movie focused on a career woman forced to find a groom. The 50th Film Academy is fully open for productions with a focus on high standards.
Directed by Edward Ukah, Sand Castle centers on Mr Ayade, a prominent man in his fifties. He’s married to a blind girl whom he forever showers his undying love. But Esosa, a delectable lady with everything working for her, can’t stop crushing on him. All her efforts to trap him do not work as his love for the blind wife supersedes everything in the end.
The movie gulped N8.5million in production costs and stars Wale Ojo (as Ayade), Sylvia Edem (as Timi), Mary Uranta (as Esosa), Shirley Igwe (Jumai), Bassey Okon Bassey (as Effiong), and Charles Okocha (as Jabril).
Screenplay was written by JP Wordsmith (Moth to a Flame, Resilient) and edited by the award winning Okey Benson (Silent Scandals, Brother’s Keeper).