Movie Production, a Gambian entertainment group aimed at promoting and
encouraging cultural values through creative art recently premiered a new
comedy movie titled ‘Pride.’
The premier was held at CTV Africa’s online channel, where it premiere attracted about three thousands viewers.
Director Pa Modou Cham explained that they have been doing such great works in the country when it comes to film making. Gamstars, he said, is not a new production house in the country, noting that they started producing film since 2012 and some of their comedy films were nominated in movie awards.
“We, the film makers in The Gambia are contributing a lot in the socio-economic development of this country. Despite, our contribution our people don’t value us that much. The government should help us reframe our arts and culture by employing competent people and pay them good salary to do the work as expected of film makers,” he said.
He added that they have three other films to be premiered very soon, which he said, could attract international markets and award ceremonies.
“Gamstars production is here for all Gambians and non-Gambians who have passion in doing film and ready to showcase their talent to people by informing, educating and entertaining them in life related issues,” he pointed.
Sering Jagne, an actor expressed delight to be part of the actors, and commended the director for creating the enabling environment to enable them showcased their talents to the world.
Jange maintained that Gamstars has been renowned for its quality films. “If you look at our last film, The Great Big Tree Kingdom, many Gambians were saying Gambians can do film better than Nigerians. That was a great joy to us and our other film the sentiment also was another heating.”
He said all they have is film and if the government wants to help them, further calling on government to invest in the movie industry to enable young talents partake in the socio-economic development of the country.
Mariama Jammeh alias MJ, an actress of Gamstars also expressed similar sentiments.