Desmond Elliot, Uche Jombo, others, dazzle in “The Place.”

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With several award winning movies between them and commendable performances that have spanned over a combined two decades, celebrated Nollywood actor and award winning actress, Desmond Elliot and Uche Jombo are coming together to produce what they both called the ‘biggest movie project’ of their career, ‘The Place’, Chronicle of the book. ‘The Place’, a comedy flick written by comedian, Mr. Patrick is the story of a book stolen from ‘The Place’ by an evil man. It needs to be retrieved before the evil man destroys the world. Who will save the world from destruction? Two unlikely heroes, Bishop Imeh and Mr. Patrick decide to be the heroes; the unfolding plots, dialogues and special effects form the basis for the ‘biggest comedy movie in recent times’ according to producer and director, Desmond Elliot. Produced under joint production of Uche Jombo Studios and Denziot Production, The Place will be released directly to DVD on June 3 nationwide. Speaking on the movie, Desmond said the combination of resources and expertise leads to what he called, ‘exciting outcome.’ I am excited about this project, so excited that I can’t wait for a cinema date, I have to release to DVD direct.

In over a decade of being in the industry, I’ve done a number of movies, but this stands out,’’ he said. Its classic comedy with rights element, dialogue, characterization and special effect, without prejudice to any of my past works, this movie is the biggest I’ve done and with all due respect, it should be the biggest comic movie out of Nollywood in recent times’. Uche Jombo who doubled as the producer and executive producer of the movie said putting it together was a business risk we hope will pay off. ‘When I got the script from Mr. Patrick, one thing was clear, the story will be like eating rice without stew if the special effects are not done right so we went all the way. The special effect is something people should watch out for and am also proud of the story, very funny, the fact that a comedian wrote it must have influenced it a great deal’. The Place stars, Desmond Elliot, Uche Jombo, Gordons, Patrick Onyeka, Bishop Ime-Umoh, Jude Orhorha, Ruth Kadiri and Helen Paul.

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