Ghanaian pioneer actress Akofa Ejeani has featured in a recent film production titled ‘God In Human’ by a level 100 student of the National Film and Television Institute (N.A.F.T.I). The student Director Thompson Lordson said he decided to work with the actress because she was a perfect fit for the role and had a lot of experience in filmmaking. He said this in an exclusive interview with Shine Publications on Sunday in Accra.
Student filmmaker Thompson Lordson explained why actress Akofa Ejeani was perfect for his 2020 short film ‘God In Human’. “She fits the character ‘Aunty Yaa’ who is a kind woman who meets and orphan and decides to help him. In real life, that’s what she does; a very kind and generous woman. So, playing the same role as her usual self makes it beautiful”, he explained.
The student filmmaker went on to describe working with actress Akofa Ejeani as a blessing in disguise. ” I had some difficulty in getting a place to shoot some of our scenes, but she willingly allowed us to use her beautiful restaurant ‘Falis Spot’ for some scenes”, he said.
Thompson Lordson lamented not being able to premiere the movie due to high expenditure; that is should the cinemas be allowed to operate any time soon. However, he was optimistic about film festivals and said it was another option of getting his work out there.
Thompson Lordson also known as ‘Tom Tom’, is the Chief Executive Officer of Tomline Films and a former Field Cashier at ‘Ability Capital’. He began as a playwright in 2017 in church, and later joined the National Film and Television Institute in 2019 to study Film Directing and Scriptwriting for a 6 months certificate course. He continued to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in September 2019 and will be entering level 200 later this year.
By Jerry Wonder