Ernest David Ernest is a film maker, Director, cinemtographer and editor who hails from Mkpat Enin, Akwa Ibom State. He started in 1997 in surulere, Lagos state. He worked with Nkem owoh (osuofia) as a production assitant, then in 2009 He started continuity and formed the guild called (copeg) continuity persons guild where he chairmaned for 4 years, then met ifeanyi ikpoenyi (Mr hollywood) who gave him the opportunity to become a video editor which he is till date. He has edited over 500 films in the past 9 yrs and then he moved into cinematography which he studied in the African Film Academy Pretoria, South Africa and he is now fully into Movie Directing. He has directed 5 movies and his first cinema film with a foremost film maker Deborah David will be shot this month. He thinks editors are not being treated fairly in the industry and that actors , directors and producers should show them more love and recognition because they help them clean up all their dirty works. Even organisers of awards should also look into recognising editors during thier various awards . He also said that producers should also increase their fees and treat them right.
He insisted that even actors should get closer to editors as friends and he further stated that they should begin to sign contracts because he is presently facing a challenge with an actor/producer Bimbo Akintola.
For over 3 yrs now she’s been owing him the sum of 635,000 naira for a T.V series which he edited for her titled Circle Of Three which was aired on silverbird and she is denying it because the was no contract signed to proove that such transaction existed. He said he wanted to make her pay but has decided to let her go for one reason…God but that it will never happen again.
He further explained that the is a major challenge that nollywood is facing now Which is mediocrity, it’s gradually taking over our beautiful industry and this guys need to be flushed out and even some directors with big names are crap, we editors know them all, he said.
Moreover he also think’s that guilds should be looked into he is not a member of any guild now because there are no benefit, you can’t be in an association without benefits, I think it’s stupid, I just want to make good quality films and let nollywood and the world at large know the meaning of true film making, He said.
Well nollywood I hope you guys get to see this and abeg award organisers should recognise editors too just like they’ve done to other fascets of the industry because without the editors nollywood won’t be in existence.
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