Movie lovers are expected to be thrilled when a young filmmaker, Gilbert Ramy Carrey,15, releases his first movie, Slave King featuring some seasoned Ghanaian actors next year.
Gilbert, is a student of Tema International School unveilled his project, production team and some cast members made up of actors Fred Nii amugi, Edinam Atatsi, Stella Animah Anakwah, Jose Tolbert among others at a press conference hosted at the Kofi Annan ICT Training Centre, Accra on Monday.
Playwright and CEO of Globe Productions, Latif Abubakar, who also graced the ocassion revealed he was going to produce a play written by young Gilbert soon.
Speaking to Showbiz on his take on the Ghanaian movie industry, Gibert said “I don’t really like the storylines of some of our Ghanaian movies. Others are good but I still think there is room for improvement. My movies are going to be different because I look at the flaws in our local movies and think of ways of avoiding such mistakes in mine.”
The young aspiring filmmaker who has no role model on the Ghanaian movie scene said” my motivation rather comes from my schoolmate who is not an actor’’.
Produced by Ultimate Screen Productions (USP) and Grams Films International (GFI), Slave King, takes its structure from the slave trade historical era.
The film is about a young man who dreams of marrying his lover but finds himself a slave to a cruel, ambitious king. The king also captures the young man’s lover and makes both of them serve as his slaves.
The man struggles to free himself, the woman he loves and other slaves, but unknown to him, the wicked king has plans to marry his lover and sends assassins after him.
Would the wicked king succeed? Would the slaves elude him? For the answer to this questions and more, movie enthusiats would have to wait till the first quarter of 2016 to watch the film which starts shooting next month.