“For a 35 seconds Video we had to plan for 2 Months” – WATCH the Making of the Viral Fire Scene for Stanlee Ohikhuare’s New Movie

Nollywood director Stanlee Ohikuare‘s new movie “Behind The Wheels” has got people talking especially after a video of an actor in the movie burning on set went viral.

The actor, Ani Iyoho, and the director himself have com forward to reveal the reason behind the scene but they have also shared a video behind the making of the scene. It’s quite an interesting watch and shows the growth in Nigeria’s movie industry.

There was quite a lot of planning towards the successful execution of the scene.

Here are a few things to note about the scene:

  1. Ani Iyoho had to undergo a stress test to see how long he could hold his breath for the movie 
  2. The movie scene itself lasted for only 35 seconds but was planned for 2 months 
  3. There were fire tests to ensure the scene would be a success
  4. There were security personnel like FRSC (federal Road Safety Corps) involved to ensure adequate safety. 
  5. The movie scene took more than 5 hours of preparation on the day of shooting. They left nothing to chance for the making of the movie. 
  6. They drained out everything flammable from the two vehicles. The footage is interesting to see.
Watch the BTS shoot below.

Nollywood actor Ani Iyoho has claimed that he is well and unharmed after a video of him burning on a movie set went viral. According to him, the scene wasn’t a publicity stunt but a movie scene that went very well.

He posted a statement on Instagram saying:

"To my friends For most of you who have ever commented or sent a chat to me you know I do all I can to respond to them all. So it hurt me deeply to keep you in silence and in the dark during this period. I couldn’t avoid it. The calls were maddening. 

My phone had to be turned off till the matter was resolved in public where it started. It worried the production that anything I might say as an individual may be misinterpreted further worsening the situation. 

I’m truly sorry beyond words for the emotional stress and inconvenience this might have caused you. It wasn’t a publicity stunt for me as some might still want to have you believe. It was a huge misunderstanding, misrepresentation and misinterpretation of events of that day and it took a toll on me in ways I cannot explain I am however extremely humbled at the love, care and support I got from you during this period. Words fail me. I am indebted to you. 

Thanks for being there for me and my family. God bless you and yours. Amen I am well. It was a movie fire scene that went well."

Ani Iyoho

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