CHATROOM is an inspiring story of hope and triumph; set against the backdrop of an original TV reality show inspired by true life events. It was shot at Ultima Studios, Lagos, Minaj Studios, Obosi and other locations in Delta and Lagos states in Nigeria. It is distributed by FilmOne distribution.
A young girl enters a TV reality show contest as a means to escape the haunting ghost of her past and her present deprivation.
However, an incident in the house forces her to go back to the past she had tried to forget and further reveal a disturbing secret that would throw the entire nation into shock.
The hilarious experiences in the house turn the table in an unexpected way bound to keep audiences in stitches and at the edges of their chairs at the same time.
Ebiere is a young single mother. Burdened by the weight of her past, current deprivation and challenge of coping with a 4year old. She is almost a reflection of diamond in the rough. She is a young lady that has been subdued by life’s harsh incidents; one that attracts both empathy and stigma.
Ebiere’s story and ultimate journey was developed to give a voice to so many who have been silenced by the stigma of abuse and possibly usher in a new life of openness and triumph rather than that of misery and defeatism.
CHATROOM is set inside a reality show house with nine other housemates of diverse backgrounds and characters that give the movie a comedic feel largely due to the characters and their personas in the house. Ebiere’s mood and personality brings a mixed match of drama and comedy in the movie which reflects what life is.
Sexual harassment in the workplace and home front is a global problem. Those affected, mostly females more than males, young or old, end up both physically and mentally broken with some suicidal. Victims are psychologically and emotionally traumatized and thrown into a lifelong hole of self-pity and silence. The movie is embellished with lighthearted scenarios creating humor that lightens up the mood to a very serious issue. This is a deliberate attempt at ensuring the audience find it a thoroughly entertaining yet intriguing watch as they go on the journey with Ebiere.
Ebiere’s story is a call to “break the silence”.
CHATROOM is a story of challenges, joy, happiness and above all, a story of self-discovery, re-discovery and triumph. A story of how barriers can be broken by the power of one’s voice.
– Chike Ibekwe