Ghanaian movie producer based in the United States of America, Prince Joshua Kofi Morrison has attributed poor scripts and lack of support from Ghana is the main factors killing the Ghanaian movie industry.
According to the movie producer who has been in the movie business close to a decade, “we can easily sell our movies to the outside world and make good amount of money if we produce the storyline and good picture quality is on point.”
He explained that if other African countries like Nigeria and South Africa can sell their movies outside, Ghana can also do same.
[contextly_sidebar id=”3M9bwo8Fjm5Hw6SH5obPqDBZTmGmhlRz”]Prince Morrison added that the movie industry can rise again if government paid more attention to it.
“In other countries, the government invests a lot in the movie industry because it knows the benefits it brings but the situation is different here. The government can make a lot of money in the movie industry when it invest more” he said.
Prince Morrison also stated that Ghanaian film makers not being able to market their movies outside is another factor hampering the development of the industry.
“We have a couple of good movies I thought could have been marketed well outside the country but I didn’t see that happen. The likes of movie producer Shirley Frimpong Manso and other producers are not doing badly but we have failed to get our movies internationally,” Morrison explained.
Known for movies like Love City, People’s Dilemma, Dream Nappers, among others, Prince Morrison said he is ready for with a mind blowing movie titled Wuman. (Should be; WuMan)
The purpose of this film is to bring worldwide awareness and action to cruel and inhumane treatment of women especially Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in developing countries who do not have a voice.
Casts in the movie are Zack Orji, Patience Ozorkwo, Frank Artus, Nana Ama McBrown, Kalsoume Sinare, Adjetey Annang and Paul Acquah Wilson.
Speaking in an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Prince Joshua Kofi Morrison said “The story which centers on the practice of Female Genital Mutilation and Sex Trafficking is dear to his heart adding that he will go all out to promote it and create the public awareness”
“The issues of FMG and Sex Trafficking have been on the forefront of the U.N, world leaders, WHO and other world organizations’ discussion and agenda. Yet, it continues to elude many leaders, both national and international.
This film will help to compel attention, rekindle concerns, and express the need for international re-focus” he said.
By: Kwame Dadzie/citinewsroom.com/Ghana