I'VE BEEN UNGRATEFUL! I've spent the past few weeks analyzing the "success" of my first feature film so much it started weighing me down emotionally. I was just being plain ungrateful! As if it's easy to make an independent feature and get it released in the cinemas... just like that. With no support from a film company/bank/investor or one big uncle/aunty in the industry. Neither did I have to kiss anybody's ass just to get by. No billboard ads. No money for marketing. No inciting the cinema viewers with gifts just to get them to see the film and still managed to earn about 10m gross at the box office. And quite a lot of p heard about #MentallyFilm Good start! That's what I should I've told myself. I was at some of the cinema shows and saw how much the audience laughed and enjoyed the movie. Only to be told some people didn't like it. I felt like I failed when I heard some people didn't like the movie, mainly because they didn't connect with the style I chose to deliver the narrative. A film with a simple message told in an unusual way. Something quite alien in these parts except for those who get it. Of cos we had a bit of technical trouble that couldn't be averted. Blame budget. Blame me. So I immediately stopped promoting. As a person of Art, I could not market what most people won't get. Stupid mistake! I forgot about all those awesome feedbacks I got from the people who truly enjoyed it and loved the idea. I forgot about how dedicated all my crew members were on the project. I felt I failed with them. I forgot about the fantastic actors I casted that gave a 110% performances. I forgot about the people who believed in me; from close relatives and friends to distant fans who just love my creative endeavors. Especially those who have been following my works closely from my early days in Digital Design. I forgot that since releasing Mentally, I've been involved in about 4 new movie projects that I'm directing, plus my new personal project Miss PJ. Like I said earlier, I've been ungrateful. To God. My friends and family. To everyone that believe in me. To everyone that's willing to grow with me... Thank you very much. 2018 shall be more awesome. Insha Allah!
@mbmatic - "Mummy o ni gba" 😄😄😄 My @shadesbyjulietibrahim is just too easy to fix, so yeah I use it every time I do my make up. My look to #MentallyFilm Make up by me Lashes - Shadesbyjulietibrahim Lip gloss - Moda cosmetics Hair: #kanekalonhair