A few weeks ago, we brought you news that plans were underway for the production of a new film which would focus on the recent Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. Titled 93 Days, the film would focus on the true-life story of the men and women who risked their lives and made sacrifices to ensure the deadly disease did not spread more than it had to.
We can now authoritatively tell you that filming has commenced on the project. The Bolanle Austen-Peters, Dotun Olakunri and Steve Gukas produced film began filming in Lagos yesterday, and this was confirmed by director, Steve Gukas, who posted a behind-the-scenes photo on his Twitter page.
Day 1. Here we go. 93Days loading. Dear Lord, Grant us victory. Amen. pic.twitter.com/uyfcpxwKsR
— STEVE GUKAS (@stevegukas) August 17, 2015
93 Days is a compelling human story of dedication, sacrifice, resilience and survival. It tells the inspiring story of the late Dr. Stella Adadevoh and the rest of her colleagues who died while ensuring the rest of Nigeria was safe from the Ebola outbreak.
No release date has been confirmed yet, but we expect the movie to hit cinemas sometime next year.