The Film Industry in Ghana is vibrant now due to the great foundations built by some selfless and great people and one of these enormous people is Mr. George Bosompim who is being celebrated by BISATVONLINE today.
George Bosompim is a lecturer at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) Ghana. He is also a practicing, producer / director. Before joining NAFTI, he worked with Gama Film Company as a writer, director and producer for fifteen years. Within that period he wrote, produced and directed, TV Drama series ( Cape coast motel, District colonial court, Chorkor trotro, Barber and shoeshine boy, All that Glitters) reality shows (Bands Alive, Looking for love and Hottest host) documentaries, Tv commercials, music videos and magazines. George has virtually gone through the mill, acting, fixing, and production management before going to film school. He is a product of NAFTI, Ghana and Bournemouth University, U.K. He has also worked for several production companies in Ghana, Nigeria, U.S.A and U.K. Whiles working for T.S. Productions in Ghana he was one of the producers for Amazing Race, a reality show on CBS. In 2002 his documentary film “Save a million lives” won the best documentary award at the Ghana Film Awards. 2013 he was recognized by the Tema Excellence Awards for his contribution to Film and Television in Ghana.
He is a mentor and the Executive Producer for the web series project “Fresh craft”. A cross cultural web series project for young filmmakers from Ghana, Uganda, Kenya Rwanda and Germany. George is the Convener for the National Film Task Team, Vice President of the EMY Africa Awards Faculty, a member of the Oscars Committee Ghana, an executive member of the Ghana Culture Forum and the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Academy of Film and Television Arts (GAFTA). He has also devoted some time for charity work, with the Necko Tech Center on their HIV/Aids and poverty projects, ScriptNet UK, script training project and Pacesetters Autism project. For the past decade and a half he and film industry stakeholders have devoted time and resources to work for a national film policy and the development of the industry structures.
George have almost three decades of experience in the film and television industry. George believes the creative Industry will be better off, if we focus on fixing the structures and policies that govern it. Currently, he is working on his next TV series “Return of the dove”.
When asked what his peak in the Film Industry is, George Bosompim had this to say
My highest point in the film industry was in 2002 when I worked with Shasha Marley and Isaac Hayes on the Save a million lives HIV/AIDs project and also on location with Steven Seagal in Warsaw, Poland. I have also work with some of the legendary musicians in Ghana, Bessa Simons, Felix Owusu, A.B. Crentsil, Ben Brako, Nana Fynn, Mctonto and Charles Amoah.
Happy Birthday from the BISATVONLINE family and God bless you with long life for the selfless service in aid of building a greater Film Industry in Ghana.