Lamentations Movie director calls for structures in the industry

According to him, the Ghanaian market is characterised by infiltrations from other countries, specifically Nigeria.

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Award winning movie director, Frank Garbin says the Ghanaian movie industry would not be in a bad state if there were proper structures in place to safeguard it.

According to him, the Ghanaian market is characterised by infiltrations from other countries, specifically Nigeria. He explains that it becomes problematic as local movies would have to compete with foreign ones at the same small market.

“Ghana’s small movie market is flooded with Nigerian movies. So if you think about investing in an industry with a limited market, you will lose. We don’t protect our market and industry. Nigerians have taken over; yet, they protect theirs. If the government would come in and check infiltrations, it would help”, he said on Radio Univers’ mid-morning show, Brunch2Lunch hosted by Abrantepa.

Mr. Garbin who was commenting on factors that account for movie producers using young actors to play an elderly role indicated that, producers are compelled to use actors who can market their products in Ghana’s small, competitive and infiltrated market. He noted that apart from producers using actors who can mirror an elderly role perfectly, they sometimes opt for actors who would not make heavy demands in order not to run out of business. Again, because of inadequate funds, these producers do not employ the services of professional make-up artistes.

According to him, “everyone is doing his own thing to get his money, which is unprofessional. If there are structures governing the industry, I don’t think anybody can just pick up any camera to shoot any kind of movie.”

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