meet The Team
A Dream to Die For is being executed by a team of creative professionals located in Ghana including:
DAVID A. MASTERWILLE
David Masterwille is the founder and managing director of AdomiBridge Studios, a content producing company in Accra, Ghana. He is a writer, director and producer. As a screenwriter, he has written nearly a dozen screenplays since he ventured into screenwriting 20 years ago whilst a student in Canada. He wrote, directed and produced the 2012 movie The Most Beautiful Hour, which was acquired by Africa Magic. He has also written, directed and produced several acclaimed documentaries including the award winning documentary Gold Is Here, 2014 (Ghana), Gilberte’s World, 2016 (Mauritius) and Scapegoats, 2017 (Ghana).
Masterwille’s films have screened at several film festivals around the world including Durban International Film Festival (Durban, South Africa), Zanzibar International Film Festival (Zanzibar, Tanzania), AfryKamera Film Festival (Warsaw, Poland), and Africa International Film Festival (Lagos, Nigeria).
He led AdomiBridge Studios to produce the videos for Ghana’s successful year-long campaign, the Year of Return where he directed nearly 50 videos for this important national campaign in 2019.
David Masterwille studied at Vancouver and Toronto Film Schools in Canada as well as National Film and Television Institute in Ghana.
CAROL MAYES BASURU
As producer, writer, and director, Basuru has years of U.S. entertainment industry experience. She has worked on a diverse array of projects for network television, as well as independently produced shorts, features, and animation.
As writer/director, her television movies “Commitments” (starring Allen Payne & Victoria Dillard) and “Rituals” (starring Regina King, Isaiah Washington, & Jenifer Lewis) were produced for BET Pictures and Lifetime Television, respectively.
As a winner of the Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship, she has written spec features and television scripts for Disney Studios and ABC Television. Other credits include writer, “East St.” pilot episode for TeenNick/Nickelodeon, and producer for segments on PBS’ “Sesame Street”.
Other honors include: Screenwriting Finalist for the Chesterfield Film Project, and awards from the Toronto International Film Festival, Director’s Guild of America, National Black Programming Consortium (Corp. for Public Broadcasting), CINE Golden Eagle, Urban World Film Festival, and the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.
Mayes Basuru holds a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the American Film Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Princeton University.
Teddy Sabutey has worked in the Ghanaian film and television industry since 1983. Over the years, he has worked in various capacities including as production runner, production assistant, location manager, production manager, line producer and producer in many local and foreign productions such as those by Paramount Pictures, BBC, CNN, CBS, Afripique production, Box Office. Teddy is currently a producer and founding partner at ASB Production Limited.
Teddy learnt filmmaking on the job. However, aside the experiential learning, he has also participated in several filmmaking workshops including one organized by Script-net UK and sponsored Bournemouth University, titled ”Producers Workshop” in 2004. Teddy also took part in Michael Hewitt-Gleeson `s School of Thinking – 2008, an online course, as well as “The Institute of Professional Investigators” course from 2011 to 2012.
Teddy Sabutey has published a textbook on filmmaking tilled “Handbook of Film Production Management for Beginners and Practicing Production Managers”.