DIRECTOR: CHARLES NOVIA
PRODUCER: CHARLES NOVIA
SCREENPLAY: CHARLES NOVIA
CAST: OC UKEJE, BEVERLY NAYA, OKEY UZOESHI, BELINDA EFFA, NORBERT YOUNG, SYLVYA OLUCHI, CHARLES NOVIA
CINEMATOGRAPHY: UZODINMA OKPECHI
EDITED BY: TOKUNBO AKINSOWO, MICHAEL ASESSE
PRODUCTION COMPANY: NOVEMBER PRODUCTION
RELEASE DATE: 10 MARCH 2013
LOCATION: LAGOS NIGERIA
Alan Poza (OC Ukeje) is a rich, young music label executive who is extremely egocentric and boasts that he can get any lady he wants within the twinkle of an eye. He refers to himself as a rave among the ladies.
He has a job at Scorpio Media and believes that he will be promoted to Vice President, His friend Kokori Oshare (Okey Uzoeshi) works in the same company with him. Alan is also as notorious as him and they can both be classified as “like minds that think alike”. They both help and give themselves advice on how to play women.
Scorpio Media is spurred into Scorpio movies and Scorpio Records in order to further penetrate the entertainment industry. Kokori is appointed Vice President of Scorpio Movies while the new colleague Pride (Beverly Naya) while Alan is made her deputy. Alan is told that her appointment is due to the fact that she has a wealth of experience in the industry. Alan is annoyed and because of this, he decides to lure her to his bed and control her emotionally. Although he had slept with Bunmi (Belinda Effah), who turns out to be the Managing Director’s (Norbert Young) girlfriend.
Alan finally gets a date with Pride and she ends up sleeping with him that same night. She finally falls in love with Alan after so much persistence from him. She also warns Alan that she can be a jealous lover.
ALAN POZA MOVIE REVIEW
Alan Poza was classified by Charles Novia as a youth romantic comedy during its publicity. Watching the movie, in my own opinion, I felt that it should not be classified as youth as it could be watched and enjoyed by people of different age range. Because the majority of the characters in the movie were truly young, it covers the youthful aspect, the romantic and the comedy aspects were quite questionable. OC Ukeje is an actor that I truly admire and look out for his movies, Alan Poza was not just his best role and OC Ukeje played the lead role in the movie. The role of Alan Poza is supposed to be a sweet talking womanizer which OC Ukeje did not really interpret the role the way a Majid Michael would play it.
The role of Pride was played by Beverly Naya. Her role is a top media executive returnee from the United Kingdom. Her dressing was okay but not top class, her hair do did not speak of her position and her speech sounded like a rehearsed executive not a real one.
The role of Kokori was played by Okey Uzoeshi was the character with the most comic scenes and also a friend of Alan. I felt that he did not play his scenes well. Senami was played by Sylvya Oluchy. The over emphasis and stretching her words was not necessary.
The picture quality was okay, sound quality was good but not top class. I believe that a cameo appearance is not supposed to be more than two minutes but Charles Novia took more than that. The way the movie turned out at the end but did not live up to the hype.
Alan falls in love with his secretary Ina (Kemi Lala Akindoju) which was totally not planned by him. This new love gets threatened when he, Kokori and Ina have plans to go out after work before she was kidnapped. He receives a message from pride telling him where Ina is; but it was Bunmi sending the message because she stole Pride’s phone. Bunmi wants to see Alan hurt and her plan on achieving this is to kill Ina the love of his life because she was one of his deceit victims. The Police led by Pride, rescue Alan and Ina and arrests Bunmi. Alan promises to change his Casanova attitude.
The movie ends with Kokori marrying a singer Kiki whom Alan and Pride discovered on their first date.
ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION
Extreme Long Shot
Extreme close shot