Shirley's Perfect Picture Set For Red Carpet
Ghanaians will be taken by storm when Perfect Picture the third movie line from Sparrows Production hit the theatres early April. It is a movie set for red carpet, one aimed at changing the movie industry like never before. Shirley Frimpong-Manso, CEO of Sparrows Production has no illusions the future of the Ghana Film Industry and believes the Perfect Picture will set the right platform for a revival. The dreams, choices, frustrations, successes as well as failures of three women are well woven in an uncompromising, heart thumping, classic relationship genre that will keep eyes of movie lovers watching without a blink. If Scorned, Life and Living It were a master piece, then Perfect Picture can only be what it is-just perfect. Running Myjoyonline through the array of stars that make Perfect Picture the must watch movie, Frimpong Manso revealed Kweku Sintim Misa (KSM), makes his debut first time in a long while. The humuor therapist no doubt brings freshness to the industry and his role according to Frimpong-Manso is meant for the eyes only. For the silky, smooth-talking Chris Attoh, the CEO of Sparrows could not have said it any better, “I am sorry for those people who think I have used Chris too many times, probably this won’t be the last. He is a fantastic actor, so versatile. He gives me what I want, exactly, and I love him to death. I love what he does… and the ladies love him.” Adjetey Annang (Pusher) the bad boy in ‘Things we do for love’ also makes his second appearance in a Sparrows Production, a character always humbled to work with Frimpong Manso confirms. Jackie Appiah easily a house hold name in the Ghana Film Industry, Nana Kwesi Osei Sarpong (Nochus), Lydia Forson and Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku all make an appearance in the perfect picture. It is set to be premiered at the National Theatre on the 3rd of April 2009 but will be preceded by a press review later this month. “Perfect Picture treats lightly, serious life issues that are probably only talked about in the bedrooms… we have dared to go places where a lot of Ghanaians have not dared to go,” Frimpong Manso added. The Industry The versatile film director and workaholic could not hide her disgust for the many low quality movies churned out on the screens but noted it is an indication that the market are hungry for movies and will settle for anything. That she said should be a motivation for stakeholders especially government to assist in the development of the industry in order to produce high quality movies that will satisfy the interest of movie lovers. On the influx of the Ghanaian market by Nigerian productions Frimpong Manso lamented the negative impact the movies is having on the Ghanaian culture. “In Ghanaian movies we now call our mothers ‘mama’ and ‘oga’ when we don’t refer to our mothers as such in our own language… Few years to come we shall all become Nigerians,” she added.
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