A host of Ghanaian movie freaks have expressed their discontent on the number of Ghanaian movies on Netflix. This comes as a comparison to the number of Nigerian movies on the online streaming channel.
As a movie lover myself, I have had my questions on the development and I must say it is true. Interestingly, a few Ghanaian movie producers like Shirley Frimpong-Manso and Peter Sedufia have made it to the channel and have their movies on there.
Today, Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s movie, ‘The Perfect Picture, 10years Later’, is streaming on Netflix and most people are talking about it. This is what most people having been looking forward to, but of course with more movies of Ghanaian actors and content .
Netflix is an American global internet streaming-on-demand media provider with rich and quality movie content. Their content ranges from old classics to newest movie trends which meet their requirements. Since they pay for the content they solicit from filmmakers, it is fair enough that they seek after only the best.
The question now is that, is the Ghanaian movie industry not meeting Netflix demand and requirements? Why are there only a handful of our movies streaming on the most talked about online streaming channel?
To answer ‘How do I get my movie on Netflix?’ This answer popped up.
Here are the steps to getting your independent movie on Netflix, and some pitfalls you should be mindful of in the process:
1.Get your film in the Netflix database,
2.Work with an independent film distribution company
3. Ask people to request your film in their Netflix queue
4. Get press coverage of your film.