FILMMAKERS, Peter Sedufia and Kofi Asamoah are bringing their creative abilities together on a new movie titled, Away Bus.
The comedy, being produced under Kofas Media/Old Film Productions is being filmed in Accra and Dabala in the Volta Region and seeks to throw light on highway security, family, money and friendship.
Peter Sedufia and Kofi Asamoah have also brought together actors from Kumawood and Ghollywood to feature in what they have described as a blockbuster.
Some of the actors tapped to feature in Away Bus, which will be released on Easter Saturday, April 20, 2019 include Mikki Osei Berko, John Dumelo, Tracey Boakye, Moesha Bodoung, Kalybos, Big Akwes, Yvonne Okoro, Salma Mumin, radio presenter, Abeiku Santana among others.
Moesha Bodoung, Mikki Osei Berko and Tracey Boakye were also at the press conference for Away Bus
Speaking at a press conference to outline the production and also introduce the cast to the public, CEO of Kofas Media, Kofi Asamoah indicated that the Ghanaian movie industry has over the years suffered from lack of partnerships and collaborations.
Co-productions, he suggested, creates room for producers to come out with great films that would be received and embraced by the general public.
Kofi Asamoah also pointed out that in the face of the many challenges facing the sector in Ghana, local producers ought to lean on each other’s strengths, marshal resources and come out with projects that would have a lifelong effect on the public.
Big Akwes, Omar Krupp and Moesha Bodoung
Peter Sedufia, whose movie Keteke won second place for best screenplay at this year’s edition of the Pan African Film Festival (FESPACO), told Showbiz on the sidelines of the press conference that, the new project is a test for him to move beyond his comfort zone.
“I see this as an opportunity to build my capacity in running a co-production successfully, especially, as I intend to engage in similar co-productions with international production houses in the not too distant future”, he stated.
He added that African filmmakers need more collaborations to expand their reach and audience base as well as collectively mobilise enough of the scarce resources to making quality films.
Ghana, Peter Sedufia added is not left out of the many African countries that still struggle to get funding for film projects.
“Sometimes, the limited funding and human resources affect the quality of work, but with collaborations and co-productions, movie producers would be able to bridge that gap of inadequacies due to the collective efforts and resource accumulation,” he added.