A MINI REVIEW OF Niyi Akinmolayan’s Room 315, A Short film About Mental Illness In Nigeria

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Nigerians are probably the most prayerful people you will ever meet. We are quick to ask God to forbid everything that isn’t exactly positive in our lives. Even when its right in our face that we need help.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a Christian, but I also believe that we should use the right tools to tackle situations appropriately. One of the things which people are quickest to forbid in this parts of the world is the mention of the need to see a mental psychiatrist. But as data would have it (as shown in the film) One in every 5 people have a mental breakdown on a daily basis. That’s a whooping 36 million Nigerians walking round with mental breakdowns daily. Now you wonder why there is so much road rage in Lagos.

Room 315 is a CSR based project which started off after screenwriter, Abosi Ogba, won Niyi Akinmolayan.com’s scriptwriting competition.

The film is Produced by Emmanuel Uduma and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, Room 315 stars Gregory Ojefua, Jessica Opara, Tina Mba and Bimbo Manuel among others.
Room 315 follows Dr Stone, A mental psychiatrist’s typical day in his consulting room of many years, Room 315 where he meets with various patients. The 25 minute long film features a brilliant opening montage, topnotch performances and a nice story with an impressive twist. Above all, the movie builds well on the premise which it establishes right from the first scene which is the fact that anyone can have a mental breakdown.

The project is a noble idea which I enjoyed every minute of it and appreciated the fact that it raises awareness about mental illness.

Room 315 earns a Popcorn and Sodas from us at Sodas ‘N’ Popcorn and we recommend you check it out below and share your thoughts in the comment box.

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The film premiered at Filmhouse Imax Cinema, Lekki, on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

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This review was written by Awojide Olumuyiwa.