Tuesday, May 3 marked exactly 28years since ace Ghanaian producer, Socrates Sarfo launched his first movie titled, Unconditional Love.
He wrapped up the movie’s shoot on July 1, 1986 and released it on May 3 , 1988 at the Globe Cinema in Accra for the public. That event received an overwhelming patronage and Socrates said he shed tears that day.
The controversial producer, who said in 2014 that he was thinking about quitting movie making because he is no longer making profit from the movies due to unprofessional activities in the industry, has been thanking God for how far he has come.
“I will never forget the fear that gripped me when I saw the crowd at the gate, the tears that I shed alone as the first laughter burst out from the audience five minutes into the screening. Today, hundreds are making a living directly out of what I started as a kid living on the streets of Bukom with a dream.” Thank you God for bringing me this far,” he said on Tuesday morning.
Socrates has since 2014 been quiet in the area of production. But he remains one of Ghana’s influential movie stakeholders around.
He is a native of Kwahu Abetifi in the Eastern Region of Ghana but he was born in Accra. He attended Amamomo-1 Primary, then to Ayalolo-1 Boys Middle School. He then proceeded to the Mercedes-Benz GNTC Technical Institute.
Socrates grew up on the streets of Bukom and started movie making since the 80s.