Obaamu

Written and Produced by David A. Masterwille


A Storyboard

SYNOPSIS

At odds with her tradition, a young girl plots a daring escape that will alter the course of history.

DIRECTOR’S VISUAL CONCEPT 

This story lends itself to cinematic visuals which help enforce the experiences and emotions of the heroine. There are opportunities for dismal sad looking, washed out, wet visuals that amplify the heroine’s experience. These can be juxtaposed to sunny, bright, colourful and lush visuals when she has moments of happiness. We will capture moments of hope and freedom with wide expansive shots and difficult times with small claustrophobic spaces. Single shots will be used to enhance her sense of isolation. Her sense of confusion in the city will be heightened by the use of crowded visuals.

When completed, this film will show education as the best bet for a future of hope and better opportunities for Ghana’s army of street vendors, especially, vulnerable girls. We want our young viewers to appreciate learning as the most powerful tool to alter the circumstances of one’s birth.