Since its release in cinemas, Inkblot Production’s 10th film – The Set Up – has been making waves in Nigerian and Ghana. In a bid to further shed more light on what transpired behind-the-scenes, the movie’s director, Niyi Akinmolayan, producer Zulumoke Oyibo and actors Jim Iyke and Adesua Etomi-Wellington recently sat for an exclusive roundtable discussion on the film.
The first episode of the “Roundtable” sees the four amazing personalities talk about working with each other and the production house, Inkblot Productions.
On working with Niyi Akinmolayan, Jim Iyke stated that even though he had his reservations about the movie director on their first meeting, working closely with him has helped to change his perception.
In his words;
When i met niyi, he was jovial, open-minded and generous with his description of the movie and what he thinks the character would be.
I walked and said to myself – this is one person with a lot of beards, I don’t believe a word of what this person said.
He doesn’t look the part one bit.
He is probably a nerd hijacked from microsoft that feels like a director but immediately i walked on set and this man was in his element commanding every other element therein, I knew he was nothing other than a genius.
When asked why the trio of these movie giants decided to work with the production house, Inkblot, Niyi said;
Apart from the fact that they pay good money [laughs], I am the guy who wants to be Spielberg on camera.
I want to churn out movies that define the course of an industry and Inkblot is part of the few that possess the same vision and passion.
On the flip side, Jim Iyke said;
First of all, mine was one of due diligence because and I had not worked with them and after my research, I found out they do great at their jobs.
Secondly, because I had not worked with Susu.
Watch the video below to catch a full glimpse of what went down in the first episode of Roundtable;