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Ivan Quashigah: Filming is a capital-intensive venture

BY: Jayne Buckman-Owoo
Ivan Quashigah: Filming is a capital-intensive venture
Ivan Quashigah

Film producer Ivan Quashigah has said that filming is a very capital-intensive venture that requires a lot of investment.

“Filming is a very capital-intensive venture, we need to invest a lot more in the story and invest more in the quality of actors we use, as well as our production values, quality of cameras we use, the lighting, the crew, etc.

“We need to have top-notch production values because out there, they only settle for quality productions, everything from the story, the actors and everything. They say charity begins at home so it has to start from our own people enjoying our movies right here in Ghana,” he said.

According to him, if he’s given the opportunity to select five people for ‘Ghana Film Hall of Fame’, he would settle on David Dontoh, Fred Amugi, Grace Omaboe, Grace Nortey and Adjetey Anang.

That the local movie industry has seen a decline in recent times cannot be disputed but movie producer and CEO of Farmhouse Productions, Ivan Quashigah, is optimistic things will turn around.

Although bouncing back is in the early stages yet, Ivan is of the conviction that the movie industry will be back on its feet in no time at all.

In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Ivan delved into the current situation with the industry and also looked at the way forward.

“We are still at the beginning stages; we are still crawling. We haven’t really taken off in terms of production. For us to really have a thriving industry, there has to be a lot of production and if that happens, then the themes will be varied and we will have a wide range of themes,” he said.