A woman marries a rich property guru but after a while she finds that this is not for her. She is a strong professional woman an accountant even though originating and migrating from abroad to the United Kingdom after marriage she finds her British rich husband too dominating. She feels that he does not lavish his wealth on her enough even though he carries all her living expenses.
She also finds that her husband's family have an eye on his wealth so she decides the best option is to either kill the man so she can have all he has or get a divorce. She wants the money. She knows that because of the length of her marriage and the fact that she has two children for her husband she will get at least half of her husband's wealth under English law. Unfortunately for her she cannot get him killed. So she files for divorce. This film will narrate the process of the marriage and divorce and the fight over money. At the end of the day the woman finds out that all her husband's assets have devalued due to an economic crisis and that she will get nothing.
It becomes too late to get her husband back because she has kicked him out by court order and filed for divorce. She only finds out about her husband's financial state after a decree nisi (notice of entitlement to divorce) had been pronounced by the court. The court finalise the divorce and orders her to get just the roof over her head and a minimum monthly payment. Even the roof over her head is not hers because the bank who secure the mortgage over the matrimonial home refuse to enforce the court's financial order for the divorce settlement for technical reasons. This leaves the woman devastated. It is with great pleasure for us to interview the producer of this feature project, Isaac Odeniran.
The film is directed by Samuel Adigun, a creative talent with a demonstrated work experience in the film and broad Professional TV Content Director with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Film and Television Production from University of Brighton and a Masters Degree in Journalism from Birkbeck University of London.". He is also an alumnus of New York Film Academy where he had earlier obtained a Diploma in Digital Filmmaking.
How did you start making films and what was the first film project you worked on?
Zoe Films UK made its first film in 2013 and the name of the Film is "Who sent you" this was in collaboration with another producer. Prior to that we made music through our label Zoe Records UK. We have been making music since 1999.
What genre of filmmaking are you looking to work on and why?
Zoe Films make Urban Inspirational films which deals with issues of Black British heritage, Topical issues, Musicals and Biopics.
What is the most challenging aspect of being an independent filmmaker?
There are many challenges to being an independent film maker such as financing, distribution, access to the market, exposure etc.
How challenging is it to fund indie films?
It could be very challenging to fund independent films especially when the idea requires a decent budget because of the story being told in the film. For example it is very challenging to fund a Biopic about a period film on a low budget.
Please name three of your most favorite directors. How have they been influential in your work?
At the moment I have no favourite directors.
What is your next film project and what are you currently working on?
We have over a dozen stories in development stage at the moment but COVID-19 is a main restriction to what we can do. Having said that we hope to be able to start filming again by mid 2022 all things being equal.
What was the inspiration behind your latest film project?
The inspiration behind "I Want Out" our current film was the experience of real people. The story is very relevant and resonates with people because it deals with the area of marriage and relationships which most people can identify with.
How did you find the cast and the crew of the film?
We have a pool of cast and crew we work with and we also audition from our connections with actors and actresses and also advertise roles.
What is the distribution plan of the film and did the film receive any screenings or was it featured in festivals?
The film (I Want Out) has been screened at the British Urban Film Festival and was selected in seven other Festivals. The Film was also nominated for Best Feature Film at the British Urban Film Festival. The Film won Best Actress and Best Feature Film at the Christian Film Festival where it was also screened. The film is available on Bohemia Euphoria and will be available on other online platforms.
Why do you make films and what kind of impact would your work have on the world? Zoe Films makes films to inspire, to address Topical issues which are sometimes swept under the carpet, to bring attention to heroes in our communities who have contributed to society through our Biopics, to entertain, to celebrate life and highlight British Black heritage.