Outspoken Ghanaian entertainment pundit and fashionista, Amandzeba Phiiphi Smyth has said that most of the film makers in Ghana are shallow minded .
In an interview with Angel FM Entertainment Show last weekend he said a lot of the movie producers and directors lack scouting skills and also face difficulty in hunting for good talents, backing his claims with why it has to take an American film maker to come to Ghana and fish out young actor, Abraham Atta who is now carrying the nation on his shoulders.
Look at Abraham Atta, it took American movie director to come to Ghana and scout for the little boy who had virtually not done movie before and put him in such a high budgeted movie to be winning award for the first time.
No Kumawood or Ghanaian movie director can do that. Most of them are a bit shallow in those things. Let’s call a spade a spade, most of the directors are shallow minded.
There are talents here in Ghana but it has to take a visionary producer or director to fish them out and make them stars. They will change the face of our local movies. Because their movies nowadays are becoming one way.
They should come out with good story lines.”
A section of the movie lovers have of late been on the necks of the movie producers and directors for bringing out movies of low quality which is leading to a decline in patronage of the movies made locally.
Meanwhile, some producers and directors have also blamed Adom TV new telenovera, Kumkum Bhagya as the cause of the decline in the patronage of local movies with a typical reference from Mr Samuel Darko known in the industry as Samdakus, the CEO of Kumawood.