Actress, brand ambassador, and entrepreneur Martha Ankomah has shared her decision-making process when it comes to joining the casting crew for a movie.
She vehemently maintained that a film is senseless and unworthy of her time if it does not decry evil and promote virtue for both individual growth and societal progress.
Speaking in an interview on Accra FM, which was monitored by 1Family Radio, Martha revealed that, before she became a producer, she turned down many well-paying film parts because they didn’t seem logical.
“Basically, I look at the storyline and the script. If I read the script and there’s no sense in it, I will not join the cast.”
“There are movies that go about in circles and appear aimless. You find no sound advice in it. It’s not something the youth can learn productive things from. So any movie without a good moral lesson, I reject,’’ she said.
She suggested a script that had scenarios like “a man who sleeps with women and kills them” as another example. “What can a viewer learn from such a movie? How to Kill Multiple Women?”
Additionally, Martha described how, after seeing a few scenes in a Nigerian film, she bravely turned down a role.
“I was bold enough to tell the person who sent the script that the story doesn’t make sense. I was straightforward, and I have said that to many producers also,’’ she added.
“Nowadays, people don’t see me in a lot of movies. It’s because if the movie doesn’t make sense, I won’t show up for it.’’
A good film, in Martha’s opinion, is not just feasible but also does not support reckless behaviors or wrong decisions.
“It is like a soup that has all the ingredients that make viewers exclaim, ‘Ah, this is a quality movie!” she added.