American actor, film director and political activist Daniel Glover has implored the government of Ghana to set up a film fund.
The multiple award winning actor and director who is currently in Ghana as part of activities for the much talked about Year of Return made this utterance when he had the rare opportunity to meet a section of cast of the 1996 produced movie Deadly Voyage.
“I think we have an extraordinary opportunity this moment in Ghana’s history to create something that is sustainable. And that sustainability lies in setting up a Ghana National Film Fund and industry. Putting it on its feet . Brining people to Ghana to make films as the number one destination in West Africa providing the opportunity not only to build a film industry but allowing them to create wealth that service not only West Africa and Africa but the rest of the planet..”
Danny Glover also recounted memories of shooting Deadly Voyage in Ghana some 24 years ago.
“Producing Deadly Voyage 24 years ago was one of the bright moment of many moments in the history of Ghana and the filmmaking. From Ghana Films which was established at the time of Independence. One of the first countries that established their own film production companies after Independence was Ghana”