We've been having some discussions about some of the tasteless trailers for some Ghanaian movies recently. It's sad that that's the way some movie producers are choosing to sell their movies. It's almost like we have to get it wrong before we can get it right or the industry is just not that mature. Watching trailers for some of the other African movies nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Awards, you can see the best ways to sell movies can be the trailers and they can be done in tasteful ways. See what award winning movie trailers look like. Watch some of these below.
See info about Perfect Picture, I Sing Of a Well (ISOAW), A Sting In a Tale" (ASIAT), Heart of Men (HOM), Sin of the Soul (SOTS), reviewed on this blog.
Figurine aka Araromire (Nigeria) directed by Kunle Afolayan
From IMDB - "The synopsis of Figurine (Araromire) shows that it is a story of two buddies and a girl...all down on their luck have their lives changed when one of them discovers 'Araromire' a mysterious figurine in an abandoned shrine which, according to legend bestows seven years of good luck. But no one told them about the next seven years." Movie website
Imani (Uganda) directed by Caroline Kamya
"In the course of just one day, we venture into the lives of three characters within the diverse landscape of contemporary Uganda. Imani provides a refreshing look at Uganda post Idi Amin, post LRA (Lords Resistance Army). A fresh new talent, director Caroline Kamya, gives us an intimate portrait of the lives of a child soldier, a maid and a hip hop dancer living in Uganda today." Movie website
Seasons of a Life (Malawi) directed by Shemu Joyah
"This is a moving story about sexual abuse; the rights of women; the triumph of hope over despair; and the enduring spirit of motherhood." Movie website
Here's a scene from the movie
The Tenant (Nigeria) directed by Lucky Ejim
"The Tenant is a multi award winning and critically acclaimed film, written and produced by Jude Idada and directed by Lucky Ejim. Shot in Nigeria and Canada, it explores the issues of immigration, socio-political ethos and economic justice."
Togetherness Supreme (Kenya) directed by Nathan Collett
"TOGETHERNESS SUPREME is the story of Kamau, an artist, Otieno, a hustler, and their shared love interest for Alice, a preacher’s daughter. All three live in Kibera, east Africa’s largest shantytown, home to a million people in Nairobi, Kenya. All three are from different tribes but are searching for tribal unity. The film follows these three characters in their quest for change in the community they live in, their fights, challenges and victories. After the 2007 Kenya presidential elections, Kibera is torn apart by conflicting tribal loyalties and so are the three characters." Movie website