Filmmaker Details Why Most Ghanaian Films Are Not Seen On Netflix And Amazon

Ghanaian filmmaker, Peter Sedufia has detailed why most Ghanaian films are not seen on Netflix and Amazon.

Sharing his view in a post-Newshuntermag.com has come across, the film director opposed to the notion that they do not make quality films.

He observed that quality films are made in Ghana.

After producing such films, he said it is up to the owners of these streaming platforms to accept them.

Peter averred they look out for ways to maximize their revenue.

He revealed that in Africa, Ghana would be 4th or 5th on the Netflix order.

“Note: This is a private email from my distributor; it doesn’t concern anyone. But, I’m selectively sharing this portion for the good of our industry, so we understand the hurdle our film industry has to cross. And also, to let the many Ghanaians who keep stressing and insulting us (Ghanaian filmmakers) for not getting our films on Netflix or Amazon.

“We make quality films in Ghana, as I keep saying, but to land on these platforms, are entirely the decisions of the owners. They are business people, they have priorities, and they have their strategies to ensure maximum revenue. They go where the money is,” he wrote.

Peter Sedufia further stated: “To be fair, Netflix has broadened its acquisition territories in Africa at the moment. But, just understand that, the order is still similar to what Amazon has, and it always reflects even in the monetary values of the offers. I’m sure Ghana would be 4th or 5th on the Netflix order. .

“This is also part of the reasons why some Ghanaian filmmakers would put two or three Nigerian actors in their films, give it to a Nigeria distributor who’ll market/pitch them as Nollywood films…
It’s also a matter of going where the money is.
Anyway, we have some exciting news coming soon!”

Peter Sedufia

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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