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Friday, 23 December 2016

EFIWE INTERVIEW: The Movie "Saving Dreams" Is About The Message, The Hope And The Dream - Award-Winning Movie Producer, Tokunbo Jaboro @savingdreamsmovie


Can we meet you?

I am Isioro Tokunbo Jaboro also known as (TJ) is an award-winning movie Producer, Director, and Writer for the 18 Award winning movie Saving Dreams.


 I am also the founder, CEO and President of (True-Sail Production & Motion Pictures Inc.,) a Canadian base incorporation, an independent film company.


What is the main idea behind the movie Saving Dreams?


Saving Dreams, a dr
amatic thriller based on real life events comes this compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that hope and leap of faith can have on marriages, friendships, Dreams and our everyday lives.


 Brenda Jackson (Karen Simpson) has the talent to become a great singer. But her other dreams interfere with her following that path. When she meets Steve Reeds (Martin Lindquist) she seems to have hit the jackpot. However, things starts to take a different turn in her life.


Is it merely a movie about domestic violence and abusive relations
hip or are there other dimensions to it?

Saving Dreams is a movie with a lot of twist and turns. Yes, it addresses domestic violence and abusive relationship by exposing this shameful act through the character Steve Reeds. 

Who not only abuses Brenda in many different forms, but also promises to introduce her to people in the music biz. Yet as time goes on, after their marriage, the promises fade and abuse becomes the norm. He even forbids her to sing around the house. 

Then surprisingly, he asks her to sing at a fund raiser for his new foundation. There, she is profoundly shocked to learn that his foundation helps abused women and children around the world. This movie will connect with a lot of people. 

As a matter of fact, during our Toronto world premiere on September 17, 2016. We had people come from the US who previously saw this movie to see it again and personally thank me for tell such a story. This movie is torching and filled with hopes and dreams.


The movie seems to have an international cast, how were you able to pull them together?


Well it was easy. Two thing I am based in Canada and Toronto is one of the most diverse city in the world. I am strong believer of diversity and try to include a cast that is very diverse. 


We want to deliver a message that would address our collective concerns, then diversity is key to doing that. My cast were all amazing, from the lead actors to the background actors, they were fantastic in their performance.

   And you cannot forget my amazing hard working crew they made this happen.

The movie is also tagged award winning, what award has it won?


Saving Dreams has won 18 awards in total and received 25 International festival selections.


 The movie has won awards or screened in Australia, New York, Chicago, Glendale (Hollywood) California, Maryland, Nevada, and New Jersey where it picked up its 18th award. We have had selections and winnings in Toronto, the UK and Lagos Nigeria. 

When is the Nigerian premier of the movie?


Saving Dreams is coming to all Silverbird Cinemas and Major Cinemas in Nigerian starting January 20th, 2017. Distributed by Silverbird film distribution WA. 


This is a movie release and will run in Cinemas for a set time by the cinemas.

What other movies have you directed?


I have written directed and produced a few movies, like 10 minutes, Two To Tango which co-produced, and I have word on other productions. However, I think it is a good time to talk about what movies / productions do I have in line next. Some of my current and upcoming works includes:
1.
Jr’s Hatchet (Feature Script) Future Production (Location Nigeria / Canada)
2.
The Code Game (Feature Script) Future Production (Location US / Canada)
3.
Darkest Hour (Feature Script) Future Production (Location Nigerian)
4.
Mover (Documentary) Future Production (Location Canada)
5.
Saving Dreams (Feature) already won 18 awards globally! (Canada)

What do you promise fans about Saving Dreams?


Saving Dreams is a movie that will move you, leaving think and a movie that will start up a whole new conversation about some social issue, which includes domestic violence.


 Many of us have had a dream of becoming someone, or achieving some goals and we have been faced with challenges along the line that has stopped us from pursuing our dreams. This movie will help you to rethink and encourage you to keep chasing and never give up. 

I personally can relate to Saving Dreams. It has taken me 8 years to make, at one point I almost gave up on my dreams of being a filmmaker. But I kept on pushing and today, I have a movie with 18 awards. If you tell me last year will Saving Dreams would win 18 awards,

 I will say you crazy. Lol … but yes it has. And this is what Saving Dreams is about. So, hope to see Nigerians in massive number come see Saving Dreams.

 Saving Dreams is not about the big name start or known name star, Saving Dreams is about the message, the hope and the dream.

Source: ThemieBlog

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