Tim Greene, a South African film director, is angry with Kofi Asamoah (Kofas), director of the popular Ghanaian movie ‘John & John’ for copying his movie ‘SKEEM’.
Tim, Creative Director at Quizzical Pictures, is not pleased that ‘John & John’ is a clear copy of his movie which was released in 2011.
Shortly after Kofas premiered the movie of during the Easter celebrations, many accused him of ‘copying and lifting’ the plot from a South African film.
Some movie fans were very disappointed when they found out that the movie’s story bears a striking resemblance to the storyline of the Tim Greene directed film.
Kofas was reported to have said his film was only an ‘adaptation or remake’ of the South African movie with other reports suggesting that the Ghanaian director alleged that he sought the needed permission to adapt the film.
‘John & John’ stars veteran Nigeria actor Pete Edochie and Ghanaian actors Kalybos, Kojo Nkansah (Lil Win), Funny Face, KSM, Maame Dokono, Ahoufe Patri, John Dumelo, James Gardiner, Kobi Rana, Yaw Dabo, Nana Ama McBrown, Salma Mumin, Fella Makafui, Moesha Boduong, Roselyn Ngissah, Selly Gally, Bishop Bernard Nyarko, Zynel Zuh, Umar Krupp, among others.
Clearly from Tim’s post on social media, he has no knowledge of the director adapting his film.
He posted on Facebook: “THIS IS INSANE! Turns out Ghana’s biggest movie this year is a word-for-word rip-off of our movie SKEEM!”
Check out his post below:
Also see the striking resemblance of the two films: