Step by Step Productions Incorporation, in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and the ‘Year of Return’, officially premiered a feature film titled ‘Joseph’ at the Accra City Hall Cinema.
The film which was directed by Marcia Weekes and produced by Marietta Carter-Narcisse, tells the story of Joseph King, played by Kevoy Burton, a young successful Jamaican doctor who, throughout his childhood, had to endure haunting memories of his grandfather who urged the young doctor to trace his roots back to the Ashanti Kingdom in Africa.
Joseph felt the need to fulfill the promise made to his best friend from medical school, Kwaku, played by Mawuli Gavor, to visit Africa. However, much to the disapproval and disappointment of his father, the young Jamaican doctor embarked on a life-changing journey that spewed conflicts and age-old secrets.
The movie did not only tickle the feelings of the patrons about relationships between Africans and the Caribbean but also motivated them to settle in Ghana. It added to the number of endorsed acts under the ‘Year of Return’ programme.
Accra experienced the exclusive invitation-only premiere on Saturday, December 7; however, plans are underway to release it to the public on January 24, 2020, at the Silverbird Cinemas.
The film aims to break into the Nollywood film market and open doors in the Caribbean. It has already secured a distribution deal with Film One Distribution in Nigeria, and it would screen at the Barbados International Film Festival in January 2020. Releases are planned in the New Year for New York, Toronto, and London.
The cast of the movie was Sika Osei, Edward Kufuor, Harold Amenyah, Richard Yaw Boateng, Adjetey Anang, Edinam Atatsi, among a host of other international actors.