Theodora Ibekwe has announced the end of principal photography on her first ever film production; Shameful Deceit a socially conscious tale that explores the pressure of dealing with society’s judgmental views on controversial, yet extremely personal circumstances within a marriage.
Directed by Ruke Amata (The Past Came Calling), Shameful Deceit has an all-star cast, including Nollywood veteran Lanre Balogun (What women want), Moji Bamtefa (Meet the Adebanjos), Fatima Jabbe (Mirror Boy) alongside the producer herself, Theodora Ibekwe.
Shameful Deceit tells the story of Elizabeth (Theodora Ibekwe) who has to deal with her philandering husband, Simon (Lanre Balogun). Elizabeth, a strong marriage advocate is torn between her belief and the devastating pain of betrayal.
Shameful Deceit is producer Ibekwe’s first production in filmmaking. Theodora is receiving guidance and support from Nollywood veterans, director Ruke O. Amata and actor Lanre Balogun. Theodora Ibekwe said: “ Given the production quality we are going for, it was such an honor to have Nollywood veteran, Lanre Balogun and Moji Bamtefa of acclaimed sitcom ‘Meet the Adebanjos,’ UK’s first ever Black British comedy sitcom, audition for roles in this movie. Their participation ties in with our goal of making a socially conscious, yet highly entertaining movie. ”
With talented cinematographer Nelson Spyk working on industry standard equipment, producer Theodora Ibekwe promises her viewers “just over 90mins of soul-searching and entertainment.”
The movie will premiere at the Odeon Cinema Greenwich on July 5, 2013.