Happy times are here for actress-turned movie producer, Sylvia Edem.
Last Sunday, all roads led to Raddison Blu Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos for the premiere of her latest movie, Sandcastle. The film opens in cinema nationwide today Friday, July 14.
Guests that lit the red carpet at the premiere included Patrick Doyle, Elder O, Byran Okpara, Ushebebe, Mimi Ojiakor, Isichei Osamgbi, Henry Uranta, Chidi Nwokeabia, Bassey Okon, Sapphire Ogodo, Sophia Williams and Praiz Sam Organ among others.
A romantic thriller directed by Edward Ukah, Sandcastle is a tale of hope, love and trust that lends a voice to the plight of the physically challenged and the visually impaired. Shot under the umbrella of Mary Uranta’s 50th Films, Sylvia plays the role of Timi, a young blind girl who finds favour in the eyes of a prominent man, Ayade (Wale Ojo). Esosa (Mary Uranta), an upwardly mobile lady and every man’s dream, yet not satisfied tries to compete for the attention of Ayade, the blind girl’s love interest.
Speaking after the premiere, Sylvia Edem said: “I said earlier in the week that Sandcastle is that movie that will change my career for good, the response after the movie was screened showed that I was not far from the truth. This is a movie everyone should watch, it touches on the heart and soul of marriages, and keeping the fire and romance ablaze as much as possible.”