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Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Perfect Picture

Shirley Frimpong-Manso, a film writer/director/producer is emerging as the biggest force to reckon with in terms of quality Ghanaian movies. She has already produced two amazing movies that have enjoyed critical and commercial success across Africa, Europe and North America.  She stunned movie buffs with the amazing picture and story quality of ‘Life and Living It’, and confirmed her grasp on the industry with the much-talked drama, ‘Scorned’, a movie about a woman fighting to keep her sanity in a marriage of abuse. The lead actress in that movie, Lydia Forson has been nominated for the most promising actor award in the 2009 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

The Perfect Picture

Well, Shirley and her Sparrow Productions outfit have done it again with her new romantic comedy titled, ‘The Perfect Picture’. The perfect picture offers a colourful and humorous insight into a fairy tale world where everything is as perfect as your life and that of your friends.

In what seems like a perfect life, three beautiful young women make bold attempts to change their lives even when destiny plays its joke on them. With a marriage that seems almost doomed from the beginning, to an affair with an unlikely candidate and the endless pursuit of love, the three friends will learn the harsh lessons of life, the challenges of marriage, the fatality of falling in love and the rewards of having a good laugh in the mist of sorrow.

movie.JPGWhat does a woman do when he finds out after marriage that, she cannot get a sexual reaction from her husband? What does a young woman, who finally decides to settle down with only one man do when she realizes that she is not the only woman in her man’s life?

And what does a successful career woman do when her heart is split between a successful business tycoon and poor air-condition mechanist? The answers to these are carefully woven into the lives of these three friends and they unfold with humorous and unexpected outcomes.

The Perfect Picture’ stars Jackie Appiah, Lydia Forson, Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku, Adjetey Annang, Nana Kwame Osei Sarpong with Chris Attoh and introducing Kweku Sintim-Misa.

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36 Responses to “Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Perfect Picture”

  • omo says:

    March 31st, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Ghana is setting the standards again…i havent seen this movie but if the trailer is anything to go by, then…its amazing….

  • Andrew says:

    April 8th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Shirley has really made Ghanaian movie a must watch and I in particular is really proud of her and I want to ask praise Attoh for he is a Ghanaian born star……………

  • Surakata Kuyateh says:

    April 11th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    i think shirley frimpong is a very good filmmaker and we need more people that are passionate about the art of filmmaking as she is. however,as an african filmmaker, i do believe that her movies are too westernized, if thats a word. her movies are set up in Ghana, with all ghanaian cast but the way they talk, their demeanor is just too american. a ghanaian/african movie should play out to portray ghana/africa in a realistic sense not impersonate western characters with the hope of being cool or whatever the aim is. sometimes i have to ask ” are these ghanaian actors or wanna be americans ?”

  • kwame says:

    April 20th, 2009 at 8:04 am

    I am a big fun of your movies, simply in love with everything sparrow production brings out. I love acting personally and if i may enquire how I can get the chance to bring out a hidden talent? would be grateful if i get a response soon.

  • kwame says:

    April 20th, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I am a big fun of your movies, simply in love with everything sparrow production brings out. I love acting personally and if i may enquire how I can get the chance to bring out a hidden talent? would be grateful if i get a response soon.

  • Adjoa Antwi says:

    April 30th, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Wow, congratulations shirl, uve really made it,im just in love with all your movies especially the perfect picture, really admire your style, no wonder u were entertainment prefect in site, really love acting too and would like you to feature me to bring out the hidden talent in me,would be very grateful if i get a response soon.
    thanks.

  • Adjoa Antwi says:

    April 30th, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Wow, congratulations shirl, uve really made it,im just in love with all your movies especially the perfect picture, really admire your style, no wonder u were entertainment prefect in site, really love acting too and would like you to feature me to bring out the hidden talent in me,would be very grateful if i get a response soon.
    thanks.

  • Kojo says:

    May 6th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Hi,
    You (Frimpong Manso) are no doubt a budding visual story teller. Keep it up.If you need an anchor actor to feature in your movies don’t hesitate to email ahoahz@yahoo.com That is if he is still in Ghana.I know you have no problem when it comes to arranging a cast but just give it a try.

    Sincerely,
    Kojo

  • Thomas says:

    May 13th, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Shiry, you re, making we the ghananian proud ,keep it up

  • Theophilus Amoa says:

    June 10th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I like your movis and will lika to be part of your production

  • Emmanuel says:

    June 15th, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Shirley is now casting herself in the mold of the Kwao Ansahs in the film making industry. Just a few comments, please.
    First of all, the role of the aircondition repairer was okay, except that he need not be a lawyer to finally win the lady. He could be an electrical engineer who know about airconditioners and that matches perfectly with being an aircondition repairer. The legal profession is in the arts category while aircondion is in the science/technical category. It looked way apart of each other. Shirley may like to consider some of these things when making her choices in future. But in all I give the film A+.

  • Dorcas says:

    June 17th, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Dearest Shirley, I am proud of u moreso because you n i have sthin in common, MOGA all d way. But ive got a problem with ur movies. Romance is too much my dear. We need more real movies. Dig into our past n tell us our history in movies. And ure always portraying glamour. nothin 2 show abt the poor n how dey rise into riches n all dat. Do stories like dat. I beg to differ but i guess Life n Living It is better dan Scorned.

  • Lin Essah says:

    June 29th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    This is it! This is what we call Ghanaian movie- It’s finally what we’ve been waiting for. Personally, I stopped watching Ghanaian movies but after seeing this, I will be looking out for more. I can now boldly invite all my African-American and white friends here in New York, over to see to see this movie. Thanks Shirley for reviving our heritage. Keep up the good work. Ghanaian-New Yorkers love you – you’re the best. Great job! Great movie!Big thumps up!A+++++

  • perp says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    just want to say ‘the perfect picture’was the best ever ghanaian film i have ever watched…..it really make sence and the actors and actresses co-ordinated very well….just wandering shirley are you on twitter,hi5,or face book….cos u can advertise there….but love u to the max…pls stay in touch…this iss what all ghanaians have been waiting for well done.

  • Will Hunter says:

    July 10th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Shirley,

    I am a designer by profession and a writer thru passion. I am not Ghanaian..in fact, I am born and raised in the US, as was my parents, and their parents before them…But I have become so passionate about the African culture. I have to say that I watch more “African” movies than anyone I know….You have definitely captured my attention with the amazing work that you and your team has done. I have planned a trip to Ghana this year (November), just to get a first hand look and feel of that beautiful country…God Bless, and keep up the great work.

  • Lloyd Cavy says:

    July 18th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Finally a have indeed seen the first ever flawless Ghanaian movie ever made. Congratulations Shirley I thought you could eventually get there but I did not expect you to do it this soon. I honestly did not enjoy scorned as much although it was quite a good film but this movie has so many awkwardly interesting twists and the acting was fantastic. The picture quality was amazing and… huh… i can go on and on and on shirley.The funny thing is that I was invited over by my Sierra leone friends and they were the ones that asked me to watch it and of course initially I was reluctant because I did not want to be embarrassed but I sat through the entire movie chin up. Thumbs up and great job.

  • Kwakuwusu says:

    October 12th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Dear Ms. Shirley Frimpong-Manso,

    I just bought this DVD, “The Perfect Picture” from a Ghanaian grocery shop in New York City, and I found out that you are the young Director. I write to Congratulate you.

    I am amazed and absolutely impressed by the PICTURE QUALITY, EXCELLENT COLOR QUALITY, EXCELLENT ACTING(Forson), EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAR SOUND QUALITY, EXCELLENT APPROPRIATE BACKGROUND MUSIC….”obi do woa do no bi”…. and of course the GREAT QUALITY IN MOVIE DIRECTING, all of which surpasses about 90 percent of most of the African movies I have seen, and I have seen quite a fair share.

    There is a lot of trash blanketing the African Movie market these days, with poor acting,lighting and color quality,bizzare and contorted story lines, and in most of them the background music is so loud it overpowers the dialogue between the actors.

    Your Movie stands out as the BEST par none in all aspects of Cinematography.

    Congratulations. Keep up with your excellent work. God Bless you.

  • akos says:

    October 14th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    wow..i cant believe chris attoh is a bisexaul. that is so sad

  • maamesarfoa says:

    November 2nd, 2009 at 2:17 am

    shirley,u’ve really done well in all ur movies,,,,keep it up….i know u’ll surely win awards, one day…peace

  • emmanuel says:

    January 24th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Hello dear,
    how are you doing it will be my pleasure to say hi to you.i am seriously looking for your contacts but dont know how to get it
    so i have good written down films which will be great and we can talk things over how to meet about this
    so if u may wish here is my email address contact me now(ezeloveyou44@yahoo.co.uk) or here is my number+221763386266 so u can call or drop urs.
    thanks and have a great day
    Emmanuel

  • wenia says:

    February 11th, 2010 at 6:20 am

    hi Shirly you g o o d.i like your line of stories and not those stories you will predict what was going to happen next.I want to register with your outfit cos ihave got lots of stories in your direction and am yet to write more.I really need a push up cos its my tallent. i believe you can help me. so how do i contact you? i need your office adress and contacts thank you. and keep on keeping on.

  • Angry Laterbiokorshie Boy says:

    February 11th, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Shirley why did you cheat on me, why

  • roland says:

    February 24th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    can somebody please tell me the artist who sung for you in the perfect picture

  • ray kwakye says:

    March 8th, 2010 at 7:17 am

    it`s beautiful . shirley writes nice movie`s as beautiful as she is. im proud to see a Kwao Ansah and a GYASIWA ansah COMING UP. hey more grease to yur elbows.

  • nanaama says:

    March 17th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Shirley u ar gud.
    want to be an actress.
    Pls what’s the proceedure?

  • carol cathy says:

    June 6th, 2010 at 4:15 am

    i havent yet seen this movie, but i find the trailer, amazing, and the production, indeed out standing, puting african movies, on a higher evel, the picture, is stunning, the story, is relatable,. i love this movie, i cant wait to get it in uganda.

  • Janarius says:

    August 4th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Hi madam Shirley,
    My name is Janarius;i have got classic written and quality stories which can easily rule the Africa movie industry.how do i see u so that we can talk over things.if u wish this is my contact 0242201301,achinkokjanarius@yahoo.com, so try and live urs at this contact.

    best regards.

  • bruce says:

    October 27th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    hi Shirley, my name is bruce am based in the U.K am a camera man i have have studied video editing after effects sound engineering and a lot of camera works in the past 4 years, I have hollywood stile camera that shoots 24fps and with no adapter achieves shallow depht of field,with interchangeable lenses. I have written my first movie and planning on comming to ghana to shoot, and hopfully stay. I would love it if you could assist me, as I have know links over there. Or perhaps concidering us working together. that could cut the cost down as to equipments or edditors. please let me know if there is anything you could do for me. thanks my contacts are,

    Mail: Jproduction@hotmail.co.uk
    phone: +44755 3651 694

    Thanks You.

  • nana ama says:

    October 30th, 2010 at 3:19 am

    i really like your movies
    i will like to have your contact cos i got a quite number of stories but have no one to assist me with it
    i wish u be the one to direct it
    i will be pleased if u reply me soon

  • ADAMS LESLIE JOHNSON says:

    November 16th, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Shirley, u are an asset 4 our beloved and only country Ghana.u’ve got a real big mind. am proud of u,all are proud of u, Ghana is proud of u. we’ve something in common-our ‘minds’. i would love to meet and work with u. great minds think alike right? must meet u- its a need-thanks.

  • samuel says:

    November 25th, 2010 at 7:57 am

    hi, am samuel osei akoto,i ve dis story of me n its abt my life on K.N.U.S.T compus.i knw u will like its so i will be very greatful if u ve a look at it..tanx(my number is 0274570903)

  • samuel says:

    November 25th, 2010 at 8:06 am

    dis story of my is real,n i will love it if u jst ve a luk at it.
    e mail(hella221@yahoo.com)

  • Samuel Danso says:

    June 1st, 2011 at 3:11 am

    BRAVO! FRIMPONG – MAA, YOU ARE SO FAR SO GOOD WELL, I THINK IS THE WILL OF GOD. AND NOTHING CAN BRING YOU DOWN. KEEP THIS UP. BRA KWAME

  • anastasia says:

    June 7th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I like everything here.

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