Allure Cover: What it takes to be a good movie producer -Darlington Ayiam-Osigwe
Darlington Anyiam-osigwe is the C.E.O of Danki Dynasty Group, and Producer of the movie ‘ColdFeet’. Driven by his passion and love for the arts, shows us that with curiosity and tenacity, and by surrounding yourself with positivity and people you love, your odds can get a whole lot better.
What is the inspiration behind the movie Cold Feet?
There are many sources of inspiration, which is great news for the continuing evolution of modern moviemaking
From your point of view as producer, what is the morale of the story?
Forgiveness, affection must at all time be 100% way greater than perfection, because sometimes emotions can be fickle. Women should learn to develop a thick skin when matters like this arises, they should learn how to say No and not lose their-self value, getting help is very important, visit a therapist for counseling! We live in a world of possibilities and challenges; same thing is applicable to men.
As an actor and a Producer, how different is it to act in a movie and to produce it?
Well acting has been my thing way back dating from 2003, when I joined Actors Guild of Nigeria Aba chapter, along the line I quit acting because I wasn’t getting the proper roles even after making 1st 10 list, I produced my first Soap Opera in 2006 as a student in University of Calabar, on the 7th day of the shoot, we had to call off the project because we lacked funding to push forward, so coming back as a Producer is very fascinating.
What does it take to be a movie producer?
To become a movie producer you have to be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the creation and production of a film, such as the conception and getting a good story, the acquisition of funding, and the artwork used for retail release, it is the film producer who makes sure that all the production components are working together through all phases of the filmmaking process
What has been your biggest achievement in your chosen field?
My biggest achievement is Cold Feet the Movie and seeing my passion and vision succeed in filmmaking, I also produced Turning Tables last year and it is also a great feat for me.
Tell me about yourself, growing up and childhood memories that shaped your life today?
Growing up was tough, the struggles were real, I watched my parents go through an eye of a needle to make sure we survived and to the glory of God we are not where we used to be. Growing up I was not really good with books, but it took the grace of God for me to become a better version of me, now I can read, write, speak and coordinates multi-business organisations.
Tell us one fact about you?
Iam passionate about what I do, ambitious and driven, I am highly organized, a people-person and a natural leader, above all I am results-oriented.