Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Turning Point returns with Sinking Sands, another Ghanaian movie
"How long will you endure abuse?" Last year, I Sing Of A Well, took the African movie scene by storm and this year, it received a massive 11 nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Its director, Leila Jewel Djansi flew to Ghana earlier this year to continue working on her next movie project, Sinking Sands. Recently, Leila sent me the trailer for the movie. “Sinking Sands” is about a couple, Jimah (Jimmy Jean-Louis from Haiti) and Pabi (Ama K. Abebrese from Ghana) in a loving marriage which turns into one of violence and abuse when Jimah becomes disfigured in a domestic accident. The movie also features Chris Attoh, Akosua Agyepong, Yemi Blaq, Doris Sackitey, Grace Nortey, Eddie Coffie, Julia Djansi, Amanda Jissie, Afi Dzakpasu, amongst others. It looks very promising.
Watch the Trailer for the movie
Jimmy Jean-Louis, the 'Heroes' star and also the main man in 'Phat Girlz', is the leading actor in this movie. Alongside Jimmy, is Ama K Abebrese, a known-face to OBE TV viewers in London who also acted in 'London get problem'. Chris Attoh appears in his first Ghanaian movie not directed by Shirley Frimpong-Manso while I believe this is also the movie debut of the Ghanaian songstress, Akosua Agyepong. It's been a while since I saw Grace Nortey in a Ghanaian movie. I believe she still has it. Amanda Jissie, popularly known as Mandy Jay, is also in the movie and it was reported that she's been appointed Leila's manager in Ghana. Never heard of Julia Djansi, seems she may be related to Leila?
“Sinking Sands” is a psychological drama which tells the story of a couple, Jimah and Pabi in a loving marriage which turns into one of violence and abuse when Jimah becomes disfigured in a domestic accident. The movie is produced by Tonita Perry with DOP by Adrian Correia. The film was financed through The David Djansi Memorial Film Fund and its Australian associates, the feature is produced by Turning Point Picture and distributed by Neoclassic Films Studios. It is slated for a Fall 2010 release. The movie features music by Agya Koo Nimo. Go and watch it! :-)
Here's another teaser for the movie