Many are those who have complained bitterly about the current trend of Ghanaian movies and the fact that majority of the film producers, especially the Kumasi based ones, are not producing quality movies.
Though the Kumasi movies as they call them are still selling hot on the market because its consumers seem not to bother about the quality of stories they tell, Ghana’s Top Twi Film producer and CEO. Of Paul Gee Productions, Mr. Paul Adjei who happens to be the first Twi oriented film producer to submit his movie for international film festivals and also won an award in ZAAFA (UK), has revealed to the media in a press conference that majority of Ghanaian film producers are denting the image of Ghana’s movie industry.
The press conference which happens to be the first major press conference in the Kumawood movie industry (thus the Twi movie industry in Ghana) was organized in Kumasi. Paul Gee wanted to pre – screen his movie titled ‘ Okomfo Anokye’ and to also use the opportunity to unfurl some problems in Ghana’s film industry.
After the screening, he told the media that he personally has problems with the kind of movies majority of Ghanaian film producers are shooting. ‘Majority of Ghanaian film producers are shooting stupid movies and that prevents people from recognizing the good ones coming from Kumasi’ Paul Gee said.
He added that the quality of movies Ghanaian film makers are shooting is destroying the image of Ghana, thereby making it difficult for the good ones to be reorganized internationally.
‘Don’t forget the more we shoot trash movies, the more we get the bad names but the more we shoot good movies and few bad ones, the world will recognize our industry and notice that, good stories are being told in Ghanaian movies ‘ he added .
Continuing, he stated that the only way this problem can be solved is to have a strong censorship board where the government can come in and if possible, ban bad movies from entering the market for patronage.