Ghana Film Industry (Gollywood) has been struggling for some time now. This is happening because all the stake holders are not united as they should.
From Directors, Executive Producers, Actors, Technical, to Crews; most of these stakeholders are not ready to come together as one industry.
The fighting and misunderstanding among these industry players, have been the game of our time. We have been crying for aids from the government and other investors to help build our industry, but all these have become fruitless because there is no unity among us towards achieving a particular set goal.
We see many associations being formed day in and out but nothing positive comes out of.
Recently, the Film Directors Guild of Ghana(FDGG) have been able to set up an annual film summit to elaborate on some of the challenges confronting the body, while using the platform to proffer solutions, but some directors and producers keep sabotaging this noble agenda.
Just last month an MOU was signed between Ghana and the India film industry (Bollywood) in India, to help build our film industry.
But all we heard was some known directors from Ashanti Region, breaking away from FDGG to form another union, with accusations directed at the sitting President of FDGG on issues, that could be solved.
Some of these things retard progress and, we must be careful the way we (filmmakers) deal with our issues.
As an upcoming filmmaker, I make this appeal this with much respect to the senior filmmakers, to unite for a national film agenda, which will equally benefit every one.
Filmmakers are the story tellers of our country and if we don’t do the right thing, we will always paint our country in the wrong light.
In recent times, I see the boss of Zylofone Media, Nana Appiah Mensah doing his best to get funds for the industry but, this benevolence is seemingly becoming an individual effort, because there is no unity among ourselves.
Currently our film studios and cinemas, have been sold to companies and churches all because they were not serving their purpose.
Its time we come together to make Ghana proud through our films. Until we get united, our film industry will keep sinking.