Today we’d like to introduce you to Nii Dromo.
Hi Nii, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
So I started acting back in 2009 and I got my first debit feature film in 2011 Titled “FOOTPRINT”.
Moving forward because I was good at acting I got the opportunity to direct my first ever movie “Born Against” in 2013 an epic film shot in a small village in the southern part of the country, Volta Region to be precise.
After that, I develop a love for being behind the scenes so I started taking photos and learning lighting on a couple of film sets, which developed my skills and knowledge and our I vision.
Fast forward, I started working on a movie set as a camera assistant, so I started shooting short films and got my first feature film shoot in 2016, which trained me more to become who I’m today “A Cinematographer/Photographer”. And now I’m the CEO/Founder of Dromotion Pictures which was established in 2015.
Giving back to the society I started a campaign dubbed “Pad the Girls Period” where I donate sanitary towels/pads to young girls in the deprived communities who cannot afford to buy them. This is done every May on my birthday and World Menstrual Hygiene Day
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Good things never come easily, I didn’t get it easily in terms of logistics, you know our equipment is quite expensive so you have to rent equipment before you can shoot.
Did this for 2 years and saving before I got my first camera in 2018.
Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
I’m open to any collaborations, that I what I actually do now, I partner with scriptwriters and producers to produce a film.
Any form of support will be appreciated, for example, I have a short film I’m about to work on and I would want to work with an 80% female crew here in Africa.
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