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|Can Veteran Filmmaker (tade Ogidan) Incorporate His Winning Streak Of The 90’s ? by Agstar(f): 1:11pm On Apr 13, 2012|
The 90’s epoch into the millennium created an avenue which sifted a few professionals from the shaft of charlatans, plying their trade in various spheres of movie making. The resultant effect was the “massive churning out of shallow based movies for our viewing displeasure” (if you’re a critic). “Two MEN” amongst a few notable filmmakers, stood out from the ‘boys’. One was Tunde kelani and the other, Tade Ogidan.
Both had a knack for sound professionalism and movies from their stables were incontrovertibly ‘quality based in all ramifications of movie making’. For those who don’t know Tade Ogidan, the soft spoken MD of OGD pictures shook the Nigerian movie industry with successful memorable movies such as “Diamond Ring”, “Hostages”, “Out of Bounds”, “Owo Blow”, “Saving Alero”, and of course “Madam Dearest”. Back then he carted away awards from the now defunct awards movie body (“Nigerian Movie Awards”). For example; Hostages won the (Best Film, Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay) for that year, Owo Blow (Best Yoruba Film, Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Editing), while Out of Bounds won three awards, amongst others.
Every thing was going on well…until he played “Houdini”,vanishing from sight for a very long time. Perhaps, the closing credits, on the classy “Teju Baby Face show” which names him as the director, caused us to remember him intermittently in our sub consciousness. Just when we thought, he’d hung his movie boots for real, he appeared out of the blues, late last year, with the premiere of his latest work “Family on fire” at the Light House, London on 4th November 2011. A lot of rumour had surrounded the production of the movie...read more on
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