Koby Adom is a 27-year-old, British/ Ghanaian filmmaker fresh out of theÂ London Film School. For Kobyâ€™s graduation project raised overÂ Â£10,000Â on KickstarterÂ to shoot a visually captivating short film that he wrote and directed inÂ Ghana titledÂ ‘House Girl’Â and it is now available online:www.housegirlfilm.co.uk
Koby Adom is not your typical filmmaker. When meeting Koby you know you have met a man on a mission to take over the film world with his infectious enthusiasm. Koby possesses a personality that is not only likable but respectably real as well.
KB: House GirlÂ follows British/ Ghanaian Jennifer, played by Guildhall School of Music and Drama graduateÂ Emma Naomi,Â on her first trip to the motherland, where she stays with her wealthy Aunty Barbara, played by veteran actressÂ Edinam Atatsi. During her visit, Jennifer notices Aunty Barbara and her cousin Derek, played byÂ Selwyn Sackey,Â treating their young domestic maid Efua, played by debutant Gloria Amonor, very harshly and finds a way to intervene but things do not go as she expects
KB: The film was nominated for best student short film at the BAFTA qualifyingÂ London Short Film FestivalÂ in January 2017. It also screened in Lagos, Nigeria as an official selection for the prestigiousÂ Africa International Film FestivalÂ as well as featuring in a programme of short films for theÂ BFI Black Star SeasonÂ in November 2016 which I proudly curated.
KB: Articles about the project have been published inÂ The Voice NewspaperÂ (UK),Â The News ShopperÂ (UK),Â Screen AfricaÂ (South Africa),Â Pulse(Nigeria) as well as a TV interview withÂ London LiveÂ (UK) plus many blog features globally.
KB: My debut feature film is in development with BFI supported initiativeÂ Modern Tales, and is a drama about depression in young black men from London’s working class communities – but I am also developing House Girl as a feature film hence why I am putting the short film online to prove the topic has an audience.
House Girl has been release online to an exceptional response. The quality of the film shines throughout and is available to watch right here: