As a person, vulnerability is not my strong suit. I hate to be vulnerable, to be in a position where I can’t control the outcome of my decision and action. Vulnerability makes me desperate, confused and unconfident. I am a self-taught filmmaker, making do with what is available and always making sure I give nothing … More Art is Vulnerability
“You are too young to understand what slavery and colonization has done to us, but when you grow up, I pray you do.” As a young boy growing up, I remember learning about the slave trade and colonization in school. And I remember one day in history class, my teacher, who we all affectionately called … More Forgive Me For Being African
One of the very big challenges I find with films in Ghana and Africa in general is the stories. Most of the stories lack originality. It’s a photocopy of some Hollywood movie or characters placed in time and space with no real story. I personally do not consider myself a script writer, but I … More What’s Wrong with African Script-writing?
I love story-telling. This is the essence of my attraction to filmmaking. But filmmaking for me is story-telling taken to another level with all kinds of possibilities for embellishment, texturing and layering. In film, one collects raw shots, which has a primitive or primary performance. Then in the editing room, one takes the shots to … More Storytelling is Filmmaking