How Pregnancy inspired my movie, Horrors – Amanda Ebeye
Nollywood actress, Amanda Ebeye made her directorial debut with the film, Horrors while joining a growing list of female directors and filmmakers from Nollywood.
The actress hinted that shooting the movie in Canada was quite exciting and no hitches.
“It was actually amazing filming horrors, naturally Canadians are about the nicest people in the world. And just like Nigeria, Canadians are accepting to filmmakers. So making Horrors was beautiful, from the owners of the locations we used to the cast and crew, to the people that passed us on the road and cheered us on.
Light was 24 hours, so there was no black out, no sound issues, no Generator noises. It was actually beautiful filming in Canada and as my first film I more than enjoyed directing it.
And yes, I would love to do it again. I can not wait to direct my next job in Canada,” she gushed.
Sharing the inspiration behind the Film, Ebeye said she aimed at motivating single mothers to go pursue their dreams and never look back.
“Horrors tells the story of the single mother. The story came to me while pregnant and I started developing it once I got in to school. I actually went to school to learn how to make that film.
Horrors encourages single mothers, that think a child is a hindrance to their success
A lot of single mums feel regret or hate towards their children because it did not work out between them and their fathers and that is extremely wrong because this is a child that knows nothing. Did not force himself or herself to be born through you. The child has no duty to love you, its your duty to love. So any irritation towards that child affects d child negatively.
And who says you cannot have your child and be what you desire to be? A child is not your hindrance, the man is not your hindrance, you are,” she stated.
Directed by Amanda Ebeye and KC Muels, ‘Horrors’ features Amanda Ebeye, Laura Stoica, Katherine Curci, Martin Huss, and KC Muels.