Wednesday, 5 October 2011


The much-awaited Hollywood standard West African-set Zombie feature film, ‘The Dead’, written and directed by Ford Brother’s Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford, which featured Ghanaian actor Prince David Osei, is scheduled to hit Africa cinemas soon.
Last night, Prince David graced the red carpet in Los Angeles where the movie premiered ahead of a scheduled theatrical rollout in over 20 cities across US, starting from October 7.
The New York screening is also planned for October 14 and is expected to be big.
Last night’s premiere took place at the AMC City Walk Stadium 19 in Los Angeles. Already, the film has graced UK big screens and will make its way to Africa very soon. 
‘The Dead’, shot in life-threatening regions of Burkina Faso and Ghana, takes audiences on a horrifying road-trip through a zombie-dominated terrain. An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a violent plane crash, maneuvers through the hostile, arid landscape while battling against the newly-risen living dead. Almost losing all hope, he encounters an African soldier desperately searching for his son amongst the chaos. The mercenary and the soldier rise up together to forge their way through the unstoppable assault of the ever-hungry undead and into an uncertain future.
Along with its overseas theatrical run, ‘The Dead’, co-directed and written by UK natives Howard J. Ford and Jon Ford, has been a festival favorite since its debut last year, garnering rave reviews from horror fans and mainstream media alike.
“Out of nowhere a fan base for ‘The Dead’ rose up, much like the zombies themselves, demanding to see it,” co-director and writer Howard J. Ford joyfully intoned in press release on the film’s official site.
“We had hundreds of zombies down at the Cannes Film Festival carrying banners for our movie and turning up as the undead for festival screenings. Now Global Cinema is bringing our movie to the big screen throughout the U.S. I’m thrilled to be traveling with the film and meeting American audiences that have been so supportive of ‘The Dead’ over the past year.”
Prince David Osei reportedly gave a great delivery in the film. 
He and veteran actor, David Dontoh, were the only Ghanaian top stars who proved themselves worthy of a role. It is however not clear if David Dontoh is in the USA.
The premiere, hosted by Global Cinema Distribution, gave the cast and crew, as well as other celebrities, the chance to walk the red carpet and enjoy the official US premiere which will be followed by an after-party.
The media checked in at 6.30pm with red carpet arrivals at 7.00pm.  Official screening started 8.00pm and ended with the official after-party at Infusion Lounge 9:45pm.
The after party was hosted by the Presidential Inner Circle.



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