Wednesday, October 6, 2010

6 HOURS TO CHRISTMAS (A Sparrow Production - A Ghanaian Film)

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Official Website (this is 1 of the things i love bout Sparrow - always market with a professional movie website)
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Youtube Trailer

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To say i am excited about this highly anticipated and new Shirley Frimpong Manso movie is an understatement. I absolutely love Sparrow Production and how they hold quality and creativity to the high esteem.
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As a fellow Ghanaian i must say - currently, they are the ONLY ghanaian production house I truly respect and always looking forward to what they have to offer - even if they release two or three movies per year I am satisfied cos its worth the wait. Though Checkmate wasnt my favourite - with Shirley I give her the benefit of the doubt cos she has proved her self plenty with many of her previous work. I love Shirley cos she always chooses the finest - the most articulate, the most eloquent - not some fly by nite, fake contacts, lace front weave wearing actress who think just cos they are pretty they have to be infront of a camera and call themselves actress.
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Sena Tsikata for instance is a dynamic actress from Ghana TV show "Things You do for Love". If you ever want to see the best ghanaian actress/actors, most of them are alums of our past prime time TV show (Majid is an alum and many other actors and actresses that Shirley uses) such as "Things You do For Love", "Sunset City", "Jagapee" etc etc. I miss our TV shows - we had the best and flawless acting performance from the best people, on those shows than anything. Dont be fooled or bamboozled by the recent epidemic of maame water talentless actresses you are seeing in many of our bombardment of crap movies - those actresses dont do Ghana justice at all. I promise you - You havent seen the best of Ghana yet, but thanks to ppl like Shirley you will slowly see them gradually. I love the fact that Shirley gives these hidden great talents a chance in any of her new movies. There are so many in ghana and thats why i get so frustruated when i see actresses in many of our recent crap movies who give us a bad name. Pretty faces (or not) - cant act, cant speak english - just bLAHHHHHHHHHH!!!. Go see a stage play in Legon Drama School or National Theatre and you will be shocked the type of talent ghana has - you be like "how come we aint seen this talent".
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Sparrow Production is the one production house I plan on doing my best and whatever I can to help raise funds from angel investors to help her make more great movies - since clearly "money has miss road" and has ended up in many wrong hands (producers/directors of our numerous crap movies) in the industry whose only aim is to give us one crap noncreative movie after another. Its all about quantity to them and no creativity in script. Just cos the picture and sound quality has improved does not mean you can blind me with your non creative script that has no head or tail. Wubua koraa - enye menisu!
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I WILL ALWAYS ADVOCATE FOR SPARROW and pray we get more great director/producer/writers in our movie industry. Hear Ye, Hear Ye, all those who have the great gift of directing/producing/writing, yet hiding under a rock (and to those NAFTI grads/alums who migrated abroad - come home and help) - We Need You! to uplift our industry and weed out the crap. If its funding you need - that is why we are here - we bloggers will advocate and help all we can and thru this social media ground help you raise funds -that is one of my biggest plans as i transition from blog to website soon.
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The Movie Details
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Starring:
Chris Attoh, Damilola Adegebite, Sena Tsikata, Marian Lempogo, Benny Ashun, Asamani Boateng, Victoria Johnson and Charles Cuammy
(I like Chris cos as an upcoming Ghanaian actor, he is very careful and highly selective with his choice of scripts and doesnt act in any movie just nillywilly - he is surely building a good resume of work - that is what i like. Being hella sexy with a sexy smile and a 6pack to match is pleasing to the eye too. I will love to see him in more challenging roles too. I look forward to interviewing him soon)
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Written & Directed By
Shirley Frimpong Manso
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Produced By
Ken Attoh
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Theme:
Romantic Comedy
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Storyline:
It looks like it is going to be a typical 24th December day for suave creative director, Reggie and perhaps a slightly more memorable one as his girlfriend promises him dinner and fireworks before the stroke of midnight.
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Things however take an exciting turn for him when his office colleague and the girl he's lusted after for a long time gives him a Christmas present he finds impossible to refuse.
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As Reggie's mind goes into overdrive, events unfold into very hilarious and yet bizarre circumstances and it seems a day that started with the promise of Christmas may just end in heartbreak and a gun to Reggie's head.
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Premiere Date:
Friday October 29 2010
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Venue
National Theatre, Accra-Ghana
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Time
6.30pm (aka 1830 hrs)
(Ghana fuo mu ta ye late dudu, Please be on time, Won pa nye fai! we beg)
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Tickets Sold in following locations in Accra-Ghana;
Koala, National Theatre or Airport Shell
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For all of you back home - go and support this premiere on Friday October 29th 2010 in National Theatre. Go get your tickets now- dont wait to last minute. I am waiting for my Sparrow contact to give me more update but am assuming its around the 20 cedis ball point. I will confirm later.
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Oh and did i mention - I love Sparrow Production.
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I will keep you guys posted with more details.
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PS:
I am still very dissapointed in my other favourite producers who have kept us waiting all year for their highly anticipated movie and refuse torelease it for us to enjoy it; Namely all the movies i have listed in blue on the right hand panel of this blog. You guys have really starved us this 2010.
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2010 i must say has been the worst year when it comes to great movie releases. Everyone has chosen to sit on their work - its not fair at all. Its not fair at all. We have been inundated with crackers all Year - for the love of God give has some digestive biscuit - ah ah. Na wah - how long will we beg.
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8 comments:

Lady Jaye said...

I am surprised you haven't mentioned Sena Tsikata: she was the girl who played Marcia in Things We Do For Love. For those who don't know, TWDFL is only the best ever series about youth and the prevention of STDS and alla that. It was wonderful!

Gifty said...

hmmm... i'm not too excited about this movie.. the trailer looks.. ok...

Anonymous said...

"Wubua koraa - enye menisu!" LOL! I love this line. Shirley is the next best thing to happen to GHANAIANS and I love her and her team. I'm always excited about her production so I'll patiently wait for this one to come out.

Nollywood Forever said...

Just from the site alone I am excited... Can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ms Tilli,

Have you seen this?

http://that1960chick.com/2010/10/05/nneka-makes-acting-debut-in-relentless/

My African Movie Reviews said...

thank you ever so much for the link of Relentless - i love to see such unique films come out of africa. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Ms Tilli,

More info about the director of Relentless:

http://dodgeburn.blogspot.com/2009/05/film-relentless-by-andy-amadi-okoroafor.html

Anonymous said...

itz also out in the odeon cinema in greenwich london on 27th of november i think

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