The managing director of Sparrow Productions and writer/director of the 10-chapter movie series, ‘Adam’s Apples’, Ms Shirley Frimpong Manso has expressed excitement at the prospect of going to shoot part of the series in London, England.
Courtesy Virgin Atlantic, Ms Frimpong Manso will be flying selected members of the crew and cast of the movie to London in June to record scenes for chapter nine of the series.
“This will be my first time shooting for a feature in London. We will first of all do a sequence on a Virgin Atlantic plane, before shooting the remaining scenes in the London metropolis, at some of the burgeoning Ghanaian joints in the city, and I am very excited about the whole thing,’ said an elated Ms Frimpong Manso.
Mrs Adams (Anima Misa) and her daughters, Jennifer (Joselyn Dumas), Baaba (Yvonne Okoro) and Kukua (Naa Ashorkor) as well as Denu MaCarby (John Dumelo) and Albert Amankwah (Adjetey Anang) will all be on the trip, as well as some of the key crew.
“All the logistics are in place, accommodation and locations, and we believe that this will complete the essence of the movie series which we believe reflects the life and times of a fast growing middle class in Ghana today,” affirms Ms Frimpong Manso.
Produced by Ken Attoh, the movie is set in the hustle and bustle of the city of Accra and its suburbs with glimpses of the exciting metropolis of London, and has become quite a hit with the audience who yearn to be entertained with Sparrow’s productions.
Follows the lives of the four suburban Ghanaian women leading with the matriarch; the distinguished Mrs Doris Adams, a widowed, ex-diplomat’s wife and former social hostess, and her three beautiful daughters, Adams Apples is a commentary on how the life and times of people living in trendy Accra.
There’s the busy, single, detached and intolerable mid-thirties Jennifer, the eldest, who is conscientious who owns and runs an estate management business; Baaba, the ‘wild child’ who comes after Jennifer and whose ‘past’ adventures is perhaps the reason the two are always at loggerheads! And then there’s the amiable Kukua, sweet and hopeless romantic who is trying desperately to keep her wits about her, in spite of the presence of Denu – her ex from whom she is hiding a deep haunting secret.
Working through domestic struggles, family life and personal battles to achieve success and happiness in a fast changing, 21st century Ghana, Adams Apples reflects an era in Ghana, current and foreboding, where love can elude the despondent romantic, victory can scorn the hardworking, and marriage can be an illusion.
The Adams’ seek all these and more from life and each other, and Frimpong Manso employs a great technique to tell her story in a manner that sucks her viewers in.
The first chapter was launched with a grand premiere on April 21, 2011 at the National Theatre in Accra. Subsequent chapters will be released consecutively at monthly intervals.
They will all be exhibited throughout the month at the Silverbird cinema over a 12-month period.
While in London, the cast and crew will attend the UK premiere of the movie at the Odeon Cinema in Greenwich on Friday, June 17.
Also sponsored by MTN, GTP Nu Style and Ghandour Cosmetics, Adams Apples premieres on June 3 at the National Theatre, and opens at the silverbird Cinema, Accra Mall from June 10, 2011.
Watch Trailers Of ‘Adams Apples’ Chapter 1 and 2 Below…