Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ghana’s prolific Art Director Tony Prince Tomety is surprised at how he looks so much like American superstar Will Smith.   
He told NEWS-ONE that he could not explain the reason behind their striking resemblance, but he could perhaps unravel that mystery one day after meeting with Will Smith.
                                                      Tony Prince Tomety & Kimberly Elise
                                                      Tony Prince Tomety
                                                                  Will Smith

“I always hear people call me Will Smith. It is getting crazy. It is like every day I wake up and I look more like him. I was in Europe two times and everywhere I went, every shop I went to, everybody wanted to take pictures with me because they say I look like Will Smith. And newspapers wanted to do the lookalike thing.
“I don’t know why I look like him. Maybe he looks like me. It is funny but I don’t know how it happened. I have to meet Will Smith to know how it happened,” he told NEWS-ONE in an exclusive interview.        
Tony, a former student of National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), has worked in Ghana’s movie industry as production designer and arts director for the past seven years.
He has worked on a couple of Ghanaian movies that made it to the international market including ‘No Time To Die’, ‘Sinking Sands’, ‘Warrior Queen’, and a number of others including Leila’s new movie ‘Ties That Bind’. He also works on TV commercials and music videos and has a number of awards to his credit, including Best Art Direction award at NAFTI (2006) and Ghana Movie Awards (2010). 
Tony’s dad hails from the Volta Region and his mum comes from Prampram. He started school from Deks Preparatory School in Tema and continued at the Osu Salem Boys’ Boarding School. He subsequently moved to the Presbyterian Boys High School at Legon.
He entered NAFTI in 2002, where he majored in Production Design in Art Direction. He graduated in 2006, after which he has since been working in the creative arts industry.




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