Nollywood has debuted the first shot of a film done on a train. Filming for the project, “Conversation in Transit” commenced on Saturday 5th February at the Mobolaji Johnson Rail Station at Yaba, Lagos state.
The producer, Rogers Ofime, in an interview described the project, as the first of its kind with over 95 percent of the film set on the train and an intention to premiere the film on a moving train. This will include scenes from the Lagos route to Ibadan that begins from arrival, transit, and departure.
While the director Robert Peters described this choice of film location as a novel experience. “This is a new process for me. I am excited, I am happy, and I can’t wait to share it with you guys out there.”
The film narrates a love story around 3 couples Hajara, an event planner; Ini, a career woman; and Adeola as they set out on a train ride with an abusive fiance, a cheating and an alcoholic repentant husband. The star-studded film has Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Rahama Sadau, Uzee Usman,
Peters also described some of the upheavals faced while shooting and directing a film on a moving train.
He said: “After I received the script from the producer, I felt like it was a crazy idea, but it was also beautiful, and I loved it.”
“Although one of the biggest problems we have in this part of the world is that we don’t plan, and I wanted us to plan, and that is why we are paying attention to details.”
While speaking on the demands and requirements of the film, he said,
“This film has peculiar constraints as the post-production process of the film has spanned over six months,” he revealed.
He goes on further to explain his plans to visually capture the audience while being hopeful for the film’s reception.
The film was written by Tope Bolade-Akinbode and Dichie Enunwa and for a first-hand angle; they traveled by train from Lagos to Ibadan to experience traveling using the train.