"I Love Joggers": Filmmaker Benneth Nwankwo Shares Career Inspiration, Costume Challenges, Others

"I Love Joggers": Filmmaker Benneth Nwankwo Shares Career Inspiration, Costume Challenges, Others

  • Filmmaker Benneth Nwankwo has shared how the issues of actors rejecting outfits given to them for movie roles can be handled
  • In an interview with Legit.ng, he spoke about his favourite fashion accessories and his career influences
  • He also shared his experience with what I ordered versus what I got, relating it to his search for talents for his films

Nigerian filmmaker Benneth Nwankwo has shared his knowledge on how actors who reject costumes offered to them for movie roles can be sorted.

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Benneth Nwankwo shares his love for fashion. Image credit: @benneth_95
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He spoke about what informs the kind of movies he makes, and his favourite fashion accessories, among other issues, in an interview with Legit.ng.

Benneth reveals what inspires his movies

The filmmaker opened up on what spurs the kind of movies he makes. He said:

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"As a Nigerian filmmaker focused on teen-related films, my style is shaped by cultural influences, societal norms, and the unique experiences of Nigerian teens. Drawing from Nigerian culture and traditions, I aim to create authentic stories that resonate with local audiences. I also draw inspiration from international cinema, literature, and visual arts to enrich my films with universal themes. Through honest storytelling, I explore themes like identity, peer pressure, and family dynamics."

Some of the actors and media personalities he has featured in his movies include Abayomi Alvin, Charles Okocha, James Brown, Speed Darlington, Emmanuel Esiet, and Darlington Ibekwe.

He gave tips on how the challenge of actors rejecting outfits given to them for a movie role can be handled. In his words:

"I believe addressing such issues requires diplomacy. I would respectfully listen to their concerns and seek solutions aligning with the production's needs. Open to suggestions, I prioritise maintaining professionalism while ensuring costumes meet project requirements."

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What is Benneth's favourite fashion accessory?

The 29-year-old also revealed what his fashion accessories are. He said:

"I don't have preferences but I mostly like joggers, T-shirts, sneakers, and leather watches."

In the case of what I ordered versus what I got, he linked his experience to when he searched for new talents. In his words:

"Working with aspiring talents, I have faced instances where an actor's performance differed from expectations set during auditions. If the cast can't be changed, script modifications such as transfer of lines that accommodate their strengths becomes the solution. It's a challenging task."

Jane Obi speaks on rejecting movie clothes

In an earlier interview with Legit.ng, Nollywood actress Jane Obi said she loves to dress elegantly and being simple does it for her.

She spoke about how she often gets costumes on movie sets that do not tally with her character, and she has to find a solution.

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Source: Legit.ng

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