After a successful premiere in Ghana to raving reviews from peers and industry insiders, Abstrakte Production ’s 2018 smash hit LUCKY has been selected for three international film festivals. The first was Lights Camera Africa Film Festival 2018, just one week shy of its release in September of 2018. The 75 Minute clip received an official selection by the Festival International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes 2019 making LUCKY the first full-length feature film to be selected from Ghana, throughout the history of the festival. The third selection is the Hip Hop Film Festival West Africa 2019 set to take place in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire on 25 February 2019.
LUCKY is a story written and directed by Ghanaian filmmaker Togbe Gavua, a Ghanaian filmmaker, who is dedicated to telling a true “African Story.” The film follows the story of Lucky Barima Mensah, played by Kumi Obuobisa, a handsome Twitter-famous university student who lands a date with the most desired girl on social media Nuttifafa, played by Efya Awindor. He tries to raise money to take Nuttifafa on a date that he cannot afford. He teams up with his longtime friend Wadaada, a loud, flamboyant third-year student of the University of Ghana played by Solomon Fixon-Owoo, to raise money which becomes an adventure that leaves the audience on the edge of their seats.
“I am grateful and honoured that LUCKY was selected for all three film festivals. We were overwhelmed with all the love and reviews it got when we premiered it in Ghana and now to receive recognition from these international film festivals means so much to everybody who was involved in making this movie a success,” shared writer and director Togbe Gavua.
LUCKY ‘s story reflects the experience of many young people today who use social media as a way to create personas for themselves that do not match their reality. LUCKY will continue to participate in film festivals and will eventually do campus tours in Ghana, the US and UK.