Experienced Ghanaian actor George Williams, popularly known as Mr Addison for his role in the popular television serial, Ultimate Paradise has advised that, it is better for those in the movie industry to go back to school to learn about filmmaking.
“You go to school and that’s where you start from. And then you go through apprenticeship and keep learning because life itself is a lesson. However, the fact simply is that, I went through the mill and I think that anyone who wants to go anywhere should go through the mill. You just can’t do it anyway else” he stressed.
Mr Williams is also of the opinion that, the movie industry is retrogressing because of ‘juju’ film being churned out every now and then.
“I see it to be quite honest as debauchery. That is what it is. The fact of it is that they like to make juju films and that sort of thing. The fact is that we are retrogressing. We are going back to the stage where they had movies and not talkies. The movies came; there was no dialogue; it was that time of Charlie Chaplain and that is where this thing is going into now because we have a whole lot of juju films and the likes which are as far as am concerned diabolical. They are not worth talking about,” he noted.
He is not enthused about the industry many people think it’s growing.
“You got to learn how to write script to start with; you got to learn how to act and you got to learn speech and do all those things. You cannot runway from all those things and say you are doing a movie. That is debauchery. I have had the experience with people who unfortunately have not been adequately schooled in the processes of making a film and they are the people directing films because they have a few coins in their pocket. I have found that it is impossible working with 90/95% of those people. What you see is shameful.”
The veteran actor shared these views in an interview with TV3.