Crew members in the Ghanian movie industry is mostly dominated by males but one lady who has hold her own in diverse ways as far as being a continuity crew is concerned. She goes by the name Portia Naa koeki Kafui Akoete.
Portia who is also a trained journalist and an actress has worked with many movie productions and has over 40 movies under her belt. “In 2009 I met Eckow Smith- Asante who introduced me to one producer/director by name David Owusu and the rest they say is history”. She stated.
Currently Portia is the only female in the movie industry practicing continuity. According to her, continuity is the eye of the production. “Yes if I get a scene wrong then the whole movie is messed up. Constant reminder to the director and all on set is done by me” She added.
As to if she feels intimidated by all these workload, Portia said “Not at all, Im so much grounded in this field and the experience I bring on board is immense. I don’t feel any sort of pressure at all”.
Portia Akoete has worked with some notable movie directors such as John Izedonmi, Phill Bernard Efe, Jackson Bentum, Afam Okereke, Richmond Afranie and Prince Andrew Odei. The former student of Anlo Senior High School and Rabodef radio Academy has stared in movies such as Who am I, Behind the Mask, A night with her,Beauty, Brago, Kweku Saman, Bed Mate and others. “I should be producing my movies very soon and this year I’ve some jobs waiting for me in the U.S. A and South Africa. This year should be a fruitful one”. She outlined.
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