Movie-making on a dusty street in Accra
Being a curious, nosy gawker, when I see a crowd of people gathered I instinctively stop and stare. You would be appalled to see the effect a street brawl has on me! So when traffic was held up on a dusty road in my 'hood 2 weeks ago, I just had to pull to the side of the road to satisfy my curiosity. There was a small crowd gathered and all I could see up ahead were some people making strange bodily motions on the side of the road near a parked car. They appeared to be expressing elements of surprise at the car's contents. As traffic was waved on, my eyes fell on a camera, an overhead microphone and an actor I have seen in that Ghanaian TV series Sun City. A movie was in motion! I was excited since I think this is the first time I have stumbled onto a set anywhere in the world. People I know always seem to be in some fast-food restaurants when one Nigeria-Ghana film collaboration or another is being made but never me. In other parts of the world they use paid extras to decorate the scene while in our neck of the woods we use real people! Do you have any experiences walking in on a movie or television series set?