Film producer, Juliet Asante puts together an international cast from five different African countries in which popular TV presenter Jocelyn Dumas finally grows in her casting roles as she plays Kayayoo in the great new film, 'Silverain'.
It stars Enyinaa Nwigwe, Uru Eke (Nigeria), Michael Bassey (Sierra Leone), Annabel Mbaru (Kenya), Chumani Pan (South Africa), Elikem Kumordzi, Kofi Buckner, Ofie Kodjo all from Ghana.
Romantic movies are too easy for the likes of Jocelyn so you would be thrilled to see the TV presenter stretch herself a little bit looking ordinary, tattered and humbled.
With a movie industry getting tired of banal romantic movies, Juliet Asante inches up the industry’s creative bandwidth with a movie themed around the politics of social exclusion and laced with a decent whiff of romance.
The movie is woven around a real social question – What are the chances that an orphaned teenager living on the streets of Accra, can claw her way out of poverty without selling out?
In the movie set in squalors of Accra, Jocelyn played as Ajoa and her kayayoo friends struggle to make a living while shrugging off city authorities bent on beautifying the city by eliminating these sprawling representatives of poverty.
Ajoa by some twist of fate claws her plight into the conscience of the elite son of the Speaker of Parliament, Bruce played by Nigerian actor Enyinna Nwigwe.
Initially reluctant, he goes out of his way to lift the wretched head porter out of crushing weight of lack so that Ajoa can now live some distance away from the poverty and want she has known all her life.
Silverain Director, Juliet Asante
Although jobless, she can now wear fancy clothes, eat good food and sleep without fear of mosquitoes or masked robbers and rapists.
But businessman Bruce in pulling out the street girl may have pulled her a little too far, as Ajoa gets lodged into a place in his heart, setting off a drama that rips through deep friendships, expectant fiancés, big business and Bruce’s own prospects as heir.
You would have thought that this is one Cinderella story but you would be wrong, as Juliet Asante employs some tact and creativity that leaves you pondering the fate of five great cast members.
Juliet Asante at a media preview of the film, said that 'Silverain' was inspired by a true story she personally experienced while trying to help a kayayoo.
The movie, set to collect some awards sooner than later, will premier on the 13th March at Accra Mall and on the 14th March at West Hills Mall.
Sir Sam Jonah and Mr. Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah are expected to grace the unveiling of the movie in an Executive premiere on the 27th February.
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