David Dontoh, Chairman of the National Film Association (NFA) says the Ghana Movie Industry will bounce back as the restrictions are being lessened.
The chairman stated that the movie industry seems to be dormant due to the Coronavirus pandemic but as well given creatives the opportunity to re-strategize and plan during the period of the pandemic.
“We are still strategizing to find ways of capturing our material. Once we capture it and fix it, it is easy to get our patrons to watch whatever we do and so for now we will only have to playback all the old movies that we have then as the system eases up we can actually start recording.”
Speaking on Joy News, the actor stated that the pandemic has deprived the movie industry of the needed audience as the shutdown of cinemas came up subsequently. However, he added that he was grateful that old movies are shown on televisions.
The veteran actor added that films have a more flexible production process and that it can adapt more easily to changing times.
“You know film is a descendant of theatre so it plays to audiences. However as an art form, it’s also a fixation that can be put on various social media.
“We can actually record. Fortunately for us film unlike theater that is continuous. Films can always be captured in bits and edited to get the full picture or full film to show.”
David Dontoh added that though this year have not be a productive year for the industry, he is confident that the sector will bounce back.