“Beautiful Minds” by Kofi Kyie; THE NURSE AS A FILM MAKER

Beautiful Mind is a Movie that hit the Ghana’s movie industry in September last year. It was produced and Directed by a Nurse; Kofi Kyei. Who seek to tell perspectives of the mentally challenged people, in everyday life. Beautiful Mind centres on a man who finds himself in an unknown environment after experiencing several episodes of mental illness. As mad enough on the streets, what does he do when he falls sick? What food does he eat?  How protected is he on the streets? When an atrocity befalls him, who does he call upon for help? Who speaks for him? How does he defend himself?

These are the neglected questions society overlooks in Ghana about the compromised situation of mentally ill patients on the streets, that is what the film seeks to address.

Kofi Kye’s, debut movie Beautiful Mind got him adjudged, Best Movie Director for SOCIAL MEDIA MOVIE AWARD, 2018.

Beautiful Mind featured famous Ghanaian movie stars including; Adjetey Anang, Martha Ankomah, Akrobeto, Raymond Sarfo, Anastasia Bright and host of others.

In an Interview with Bernice A. Badu on Joy News TV [The Pulse], she quizzed what motivated the story behind Beautiful mind,

“I was once driving home from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). I was stuck in this massive traffic jam. As I waited impatiently to move, I saw a mad man sitting by the Komfo Anokye statue at the roundabout. He fascinated me. He would look to his right, talk to himself and laugh. He then turned to his left, pointed outward as if he was giving a stern warning to someone in a close distance.”

He continued:

“I looked at him in amazement and thought to myself; what does this mad man see that we do not see?”. “what does he hear, that we do not hear? So I came up with the concept of writing a movie where we get to live in the mind of a ‘mad’ man. See things from his perspective, and understand things from their point of view. Thus, Beautiful Mind was born”, Kofi Said.

 The movie was firstly Premiered On the 8th of September 2018, at the CCB Auditorium KNUST.

‘Circle of life’ is equally A short movie, written, directed and produced by Kofi. He is currently shooting his third movies “95TheMovies which is also anticipated to come out soon.

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