Rosemond Brown Lands First Major Movie Role
Budding actress, Rosemond Alade Brown, has been unveiled as the lead character for an upcoming movie, ‘OBAAMU’, meaning Uncommon Passage.
OBAAMU, which would be produced by AdomiBridge Studios, a content creation company, also features broadcast journalist MzGee, veteran actor Prince Yawson aka Waakye, Bex, and Mamaley Djangmah.
In an interview with The Publisher, David A. Masterwille, producer and director of Obaamu, disclosed that “the movie tells the compelling story of a young girl Akyaah who finds herself on the dangerous streets of Accra hawking for a survival. Not only is Akyaah at conflict with her immediate environment but at the larger society. Amidst her hardship, she maintains a steady focus on education through self-learning. She sees education as the only way to better her world.”
He described the movie as one that touches on the lived experiences of majority of Ghanaians and their daily struggles for survival.
“Audience identification will be key to the success of this movie. We want the viewers to root for Akyaah as she takes on the heartless monster her society has become. We want them to be glued to their cinema seats praying and wishing for her success,” he said.
According to him, the language used in the film would be mainly Ghanaian languages.
“I am dwelling on multiple local languages to create a direct link to majority of Ghanaians whose daily interactions are done in a language other than English,” he said.
Explaining why he casted Rosemond Brown, he indicated that he knew very little about the actress but was touched by a radio interview she granted to an entertainment program on JoyFM.
“I couldn’t have chosen any other person for this role except Rosemond. The story of Akyaah is very similar to Rosemond’s journey,” he disclosed. “Another person I was lucky to have auditioned is Mamley, who plays Joanna in the movie. Her friendship with Rosemond’s character is very crucial to the plot.” David disclosed that ten days of intense rehearsals have been arranged for the cast.
On her part, Rosemond Brown said the role is a dream come true, considering that it will be her first lead role as an actress.
“People say they have never seen me in a movie and that I am not even an actress. I am going to surprise them,” she said.
Obaamu is written and directed by David A. Masterwille. It will be produced by AdomiBridge Studios with funding from the Zylofon Arts Fund, TransSahara Pictures, Film for Change and Development. Official media partner is All New Ghana (www.allnewgh.com).