The 2020 movie “Aloe Vera” which was created by sitcom series ‘Tanko House’ director Peter Sedufia has now move from it’s comfort zone to major streaming platform netflix.
This makes the young Ghanaian director Peter Sedufia’s 3rd project making it to the streaming platform; Side Chic Gang and Keteke also streamed on Netflix.
The decision of movie making it’s way to Netflix was as part of the strategies from film’s producers to reach a lot of people across the world with the project, after it did not stay long in cinemas as planned back in 2022 due to lockdown and the restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic. In 2021, the movie returned to the Silverbird Cinemas after the restriction was lifted and stayed there for some weeks.
After it’s short cinema screening, the film makes it to 9 Francophone countries as result of a collaboration with Canal Olympia, the largest cinema chain in francophone Africa.
‘Aloe Vera‘ was plotted around a love story between a man and a woman, both form different sides of the same land Aloes and the Veras that divided due to a long standing misunderstanding and dispute among themselves. And eventually these both sides became one as their constant attempt to break the relationship of their children couldn’t withstand they love for they had for each other.
According to the director, his intention for the movie reach, is for viewers to have fun, and not every filmmaker is interested in a plot to ‘move mountains.’ This was what he said after taking a survey on Twitter concerning the movie streaming on Netflix, and some viewers raised concerns about how it’s rating are below what they expected. He added the movie was rated 7+ was made child friendly and not to forget how issues of tribal conflict, racism, and border conflicts were all address with satire.
“I just wanted to have fun making a visually pleasing movie, I made the movie child friendly, that’s why it’s rated 7+ – It should even have been 5+ or universal. And oh it’s comedy, romance and musical“- he wrote on Instagram.
Peter Sedufia said he also understood why some viewers have concerns on the rating the film Aloe Vera, stating not all adults would have enjoy a movie that targeted children and he’s at peace with critics and as long as the positives were more than the negatives.
“But of course, not every adult would enjoy a movie that targets children too, so, I perfectly understood them, and by the way, the positives were more than the negatives, so we move…..lol.”
Aloe Vera stars Naa Ashorkor, Kofi Adjorlolo, Aaron Adatsi, Nana Ama McBrown, Adjetey Anang, Priscilla Opoku Agyeman, Roslyn Ngissah, Salma Mumin, Alexandra Ayirebi- Acquah, Fred Amugi, Akofa Edjeani and many others.
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