It is not rare to find actors go into movie production, giving the impression the venture is a walk in the park but actress cum movie producer Kafui Danku reveals it is very capital intensive and no child’s play.
Kafui Danku’s ABC Productions has been in existence for over a decade and has produced good movies which have received some great reviews.
“It is very challenging running your own production house and very capital intensive yet profit isn’t guaranteed. The passion for production keeps us going, as well as the hope for a better day, it is, however, not really lucrative.
“The industry has been in our pockets for some time now, with no grants, no support etc. And distribution is another challenge when you are done producing, just too many issues to deal with,” she disclosed.
Kafui contended her ABC Productions was doing good. “We are doing good, it is a little slower than usual but we have some things lined up and we should be in motion very soon,” she added.
Moving into movie roles, Kafui told Graphic Showbiz one character she had never played and would so badly want to was a preacher.
“I will want to play a preacher because I find that very interesting and very challenging as well, I really will want to see myself playing that role in the near future,” she said.
Does Kafui believe in actors having side jobs? “Absolutely,” she quickly chipped in. “I believe most actors have a thing or more going on the side. Acting is not as lucrative as it should be so having a side business is definitely a very smart move.’’
Kafui opines that the current movie industry in Ghana is slow but she is still hopeful, “Things are a bit slow at the moment but I am very hopeful things will pick up and very soon, we will go back to the vibrant movie industry we once had,” she said.