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Adams Productions seeks sponsorship

Nov 12, 2010, 12:47 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

A six-member delegation of Adams Productions in the Gambia recently returned from Dakar, Senegal, where they had a brief discussion with their counterparts in Senegal about their new project, which they are planning to work on here in the Gambia. The new project is called Nina, which is a movie that tells about a lady who messed up her teenage.

Briefing journalists at GPU conference hall, about their new movie project, Momodou Lamin Touray, an actor, who is also the Secretary General of Adams Productions, said they are working on a new project called Nina which needs sponsorship.

"We are looking for sponsorship from any corners of the world so that our Nina movie project can be a reality for all Gambians and the Senegambia region in general.

Touray said it is part of their plans to transform Adams Productions into Adams Production Company, adding that most of their members are working with GRTS.

"We do most of our script, both in Mandinka and Wollof, and we also take part in the production process, as well as in the acting," he said, further asserting that "we are doing that process for more than 15 years now".

Asked about their trip to Senegal, Touray said their main purpose of going to Senegal was to bring Senegalese actors or actresses to the Gambia, so that they can work on the Nina project together, and share experiences with them.             

"We also informed them that this Nina project when implemented is going to be a Senegambia project," Touray went on, adding that Senegal and the Gambia share a lot in common, and the Nina movie project is all about bringing Senegalese and Gambian actors together. "In 2008, he continued, members of Adams Productions thought that it was now time for them to form a group that specialises on production, to supplement what GRTS is doing.

"Generally, if you are talking about the movie industry in the Gambia, that should be production companies specialised in film production, and right now Adams Productions is not yet a production company. But we are a production group, and we want to transform the group into a production company."

In the Nina project, it is part of their plans to incorporate some of the Senegalese actors or actresses, according to Touray.

"Right now, we are facing some financial constraints to move on with the Nina movie project. We are to organise fund-raising so that we can start the Nina project in earnest.

"This cannot be done in isolation; that's why we want to involve the press to help us disseminate the information to the general populace about the intention of Adams Productions on the Nina movie project. "We need sponsorship for Nina Movie Project," Touray declared.

He also mentioned some of the famous Senegalese actors whom they met in Senegal during their visit, like Mandioye Laye Sarr, Mbaye Dose and Saneex, and "they all appreciated our move", he announced.

Mam Demba Ceesay the treasurer of Adams Productions said Adams Productions is purely Gambians, and that most of the famous or talented Gambian actors or actresses are members of Adams Productions. He singled out those actors/ress namely, Amie Cherry, Habibatou Jallow, Momodou Lamin Touray, Aby Jobe, among others.

"We also include other young Gambian actors or actresses, those who are not well-known, but they are very good in acting. 

The delegation to Senegal included Amie Cherry, ML Touray; Aby Jobe, Mam Demba Ceesay, Alieu Ceesay and Aminata Sanneh. Aminata Sanneh a member of Adams Productions chaired the press briefing."