Actress Martha Ankomah has made history with her debut produced movie, A Happy Surprise.
The movie has pulled large numbers to the cinemas on its first opening night on New Year Day and also received great reviews from cinema-goers for being a great movie.
The new movie which was premiered on 1 January, at the Silverbird Cinemas at the Accra Mall and West Hills Mall attracted a lot of movie enthusiasts.
The Accra Mall cinemas were full and fans had to wait in queues to watch the movie. As of 9 pm, reports indicated that tickets for the premiere were sold out. Fans had to return the following day to purchase new tickets to watch the movie.
Some of those who were able to watch the movie during its first screening described it as “a great piece of creative work.”
A Happy Surprise is a Christian themed movie that features an impressive cast of Adjetey Anang, Prince David Osei, Diana Gbatey, Kalybos, Amanda Jissih, Paulina Oduro and Martha Ankomah among others.
The movie also has other surprises as top musicians Joe Mettle and Diana Hopeson made their debut on the screens.
The movie is Martha’s first attempt at going behind the cameras to produce, several years after gracing the silver screens as a successful and award-winning actress.
The new movie is anticipated to channel a whole new path for the ‘Somewhere In Africa’ actress.
Over the past few years, with a quest to create seminal cinematic works and keep the industry movie on its ‘feet’, some actresses have taken matters into their own hands, stepping behind the camera and embracing roles as writers, producers, and even directors.
By leveraging on their name recognition and influence, these women have been exercising greater control over the projects they bring to life, overseeing them from inception to distribution and breaking records with their works.
Martha has joined the tall list of some of these women including actresses; Yvonne Nelson, Yvonne Okoro, Lydia Forson, Joselyn Dumas, Zynnell Zuh, Kafui Danku, Juliet Ibrahim, Nadia Buari, Selassie Ibrahim, Mercy Asiedu, and Emelia Brobbey among others.