By Suoyo Ekubo
The Nigerian movie industry in recent years has experienced a spark of growth which is gradually circulating in the entire globe. This growth has attracted foreign movie industries seeking collaboration with the Nigerian movie industry.
Recently, a Norwegian film director Martin, who work with animation film visited Port Harcourt to meet with the animation industry in Nigeria. Though his visit was clear but also took the opportunity to explore the culture of the people and the beautiful city of port Harcourt.
Mr Martin expressing delight in his visit to Port Harcourt said “I’m a film director i work with animation film i was in port Harcourt to meet with the animation industry in Nigeria.
“I did enjoy my visit, I enjoyed the seki dancers both with the colours and the dresses, and getting together and people dancing, so this was great. You know I met alot of people, so for me the highlight was also meeting lots of different people, educating people, people in craft doing well which was very nice.
“Part of the trip was to also meet animation industry in Nigeria, so I met different companies and I will be working on my story for the next project which is based on what’s happening in the Niger delta with the Nigerian Script writer and I also hope to work and co-operate with an art director for my project. I do hope to work with musicians and I have made contact with different companies that have the network in Nigeria. This was kind of my first step into Nigeria and getting these contacts and next in line we are able to work on the film properly.
“I know for sure that my visit to Nigeria was not the last one, I know for sure that I will continue work and be inspired and to be interested in what’s going on in Nigeria. And I really felt this, especially with the music perhaps fashion and the energy of people that when you are in Nigeria African is the next thing. This is where you have energy and where you have untold stories,” he said.